Precautionary Evacuations in Town of Walsh

Approximately 35 homes have been evacuated as a precaution in the Town of Walsh, Colorado due to a leak that was reported as 500 gallons of Anhydons Ammonia.  There are no reported injuries.

To receive current information please contact the acting incident Public Information Officer Riley Frazee, Colorado Division of Emergency Management Field Manager, by cell at 719-510-2388 or by email at

Updates will be included on the COEmergency Twitter page with #walshevac, COEmergency Facebook page and on the COEmergency blog site.

Update 11:30 a.m.

The Town of Walsh was evacuated this morning, primarily the Eastern Side of Walsh, due to an Anhydrous Ammonia carrier coming loose from the frame and rupturing some of the valves.  Approximately 35 homes were evacuated.

Currently the Anhydrous Ammonia tank is not leaking.  Two Colorado State Patrol (CSP) Hazmat Units and local Fire Departments are securing the tank.  Once secure and the Anhydrous Ammonia has dispersed the evacuation order will be lifted.

CDEM Field Manager Riley Frazee is assisting with PIO Functions and two CSP Hazmat Units are supporting the incident with local agencies and departments.

No requests for assistance from the State have been made at this point.