Tempe, AZ – A community in Lake Tahoe has gone into lockdown due to a suspected chemical spill.
“The city has been locked down as a precaution,” Lake Tahoes Sheriff Jim Stolte said on Facebook.
“The entire city has received a notification, and the city is now in lockdown.”
Lake Tahoe is a popular tourist destination for locals and tourists alike.
Residents in the community were told to stay indoors as of 3:30 p.m. local time Saturday.
Stolte, who had no immediate information on the chemical spill, said a city official called him to ask for help.
“As we have been in contact with local authorities we have also received additional information that a chemical spill has taken place,” he wrote.
“We are monitoring the situation, and as soon as we can we will provide the local authorities with all necessary information.”
Stoltes statement comes after the city’s emergency spill response team sent a notice to residents asking them to stay inside until further notice.
Stoelts post included the hashtag #TempeTahoe.
It came after the mayor and other officials told the Associated Press they were working to get residents back to their homes as quickly as possible.
The Associated Press reports that Tempe’s emergency response team was sent out to Lake TahOE on Saturday to notify residents that the city had received a chemical leak.