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Car Catches Fire on Highway 99

A driver escaped unharmed after his car caught fire on Highway 99 on Friday.

Posted: Oct 26, 2018 3:59 PM

CHICO, Calif. - A driver escaped unharmed after his car caught fire on Highway 99 on Friday.

Just after 3 p.m., Matthew McGregor was driving northbound on Highway 99 between East Avenue and Eaton Road when he heard a loud pop and saw flames starting to come out of the hood of his car. 

Firefighters and California State Police responded to the incident, putting out the fire and saving some belongings in his car. 

"Driving down the road, flames came out of the hood, but firefighters saved my golf clubs," McGregor said.  

The incident closed one lane of traffic northbound, but both lanes reopened just after 3:45 p.m. 

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