SPOKANE, Wash. -

A suspicious item was discovered Wednesday morning in the Middle Avenue area of Spirit Lake.

The Spirit Lake Police Department and other agencies are investigating the incident. Police are asking all area residents to stay in their homes unless contacted by law enforcement and asked to evacuate.

A reverse 911 message was sent to all residents east of 12th Ave. between Blackwell and Delaware to notify them of the situation. 

All outside traffic is advised to avoid that area of town.