Washington State Patrol was on the scene of a camping trailer fire Wednesday afternoon.

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The blazing trailer was Eastbound on I-182 at Milepost 4 in Richland. (Vantage exit)

Traffic was affected due to the fire, which caused a wildland fire in the median of the roadway. One lane in each direction was closed due to the fire.

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Currently, a Red Flag Warning is in effect until 10 pm Wednesday.

North winds with gusts of up to 40 mph and low humidity could cause fire weather and allow fires to spread more easily. Just as the incident above occurred, you're advised to exercise caution while towing trailers. Make sure chains are not hitting the ground. One spark can easily cause a flame to catch the dry brush on fire.

A Fire Weather Watch remains in effect through Saturday until 10 pm.

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