Camping Trailer Blaze Ignites Dangerous Wild Land Fire on I-182 in Richland
Washington State Patrol was on the scene of a camping trailer fire Wednesday afternoon.
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.
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.
LOOK: The most extreme temperatures in the history of every state
Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.
Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.
LOOK: The most expensive weather and climate disasters in recent decades
Stacker ranked the most expensive climate disasters by the billions since 1980 by the total cost of all damages, adjusted for inflation, based on 2021 data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The list starts with Hurricane Sally, which caused $7.3 billion in damages in 2020, and ends with a devastating 2005 hurricane that caused $170 billion in damage and killed at least 1,833 people. Keep reading to discover the 50 of the most expensive climate disasters in recent decades in the U.S.