Reporters Stuck on Hwy 299 as Carr Fire Grows Rapidly

Three Action News Now reporters have gotten stuck on Highway 299 multiple times as the Carr Fire grows rapidly around them.

Posted: Jul 26, 2018 7:17 PM
Updated: Jul 26, 2018 7:59 PM

UPDATE 8:00 p.m. July 26, 2018 - All three reporters have returned to safety. 

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WHISKEYTOWN, calif. - Action News Now reporters Laura Eng, Elizabeth Zelidon and Mario Montalvo have found themselves trapped multiple times on Highway 299 as the Carr Fire burns through Whiskeytown. 

Cal Fire gave Eng, Zelidon and Montalvo a 15-minute window where they were told they could safely return home through Highway 299. 

Shortly after they were able to start returning home, they became trapped again, as it was unsafe to continue. 

The reporters are with Cal Fire, who have told them there is only 20-feet of visibility down the road they were going to return home on. 

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