Propane Tank Explosion Triggers Evacuation in Toppenish, Washington

Toppenish, Washington – On Friday, September 22, local fire crews and law enforcement swiftly responded to a propane tank explosion in Toppenish, Washington.

The incident prompted the evacuation of Toppenish Middle School, with students being carefully relocated to Valley View Elementary, as communicated by the Toppenish school district.

The explosion occurred near E. McDonald Rd. and Buena Way, near the Sugar Beet Factory. Travelers were advised that the Department of Transportation had temporarily closed SR 22 in both directions north of Toppenish at milepost 2.3 as a precautionary measure.

As the situation unfolded, local authorities and emergency response teams diligently worked to ensure the safety and well-being of the community. The cause of the propane tank explosion is still under investigation at this time.

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