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Vehicle fire on SR 221 affecting traffic south of Prosser

Vehicle fire on SR 221 affecting traffic south of Prosser

UPDATE: Washington State Patrol confirms troopers have cleared the scene and all lanes of traffic are again open.

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Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said a vehicle fire on State Road 221 near milepost 18 is affecting traffic.

They report the small truck is no longer on fire but still blocking one lane of traffic, eight miles south of Prosser.

Benton County Fire District 5 Chief George Moon said traffic is down to one lane, alternating each direction as crews work to clear the road.

He said no one was seriously injured, and his crew worked hard to keep the fire from spreading to a nearby wheat field.



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