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Evacuation lifted in Kansas town threatened by plant fire


April 20, 2022

LEOTI, Kan. (AP) — Evacuations orders have been lifted in a western Kansas town threatened by a fertilizer plant fire, officials said.

Barricades to the town of Leoti had been removed by Tuesday night and those evacuated were allowed to return to their homes, Wichita County Clerk Lynda Goodrich told television station KWCH.

Parts of the town had been evacuated because hazardous materials were involved in the Tuesday afternoon fire at a Nutrien Ag Solutions plant in Leoti, a town of about 1,500 that lies 226 miles (364 kilometers) northwest of Wichita.

A company spokeswoman said Tuesday th...

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