An immediate evacuation notice has been issued for parts of Mower County in southern Minnesota and Mitchell County in north Iowa.
In a Facebook post, the Mower County Sheriff’s Office says, “At 1537 hours on 092121 Mower County 911 dispatch center received a call regarding a hog confinement fire near Adams, Minnesota. The reporting party stated that the building had received a chemical treatment earlier in the day, indicating a possible chemical release. The building was unoccupied of humans and animals. The fire departments of Adams, Leroy, Rose Creek and Stacyville responded to the call. Mower County Sheriff’s Office went door to door to evacuate residents within the affected area.“
Mower County officials were asking anyone living within a one-mile radius of 70587 110th Street in Adams to evacuate. Authorities add that fire crews remain on scene and are working to extinguish the fire. Residents are returning home and we ask that people do not travel to that area.