Speech to Text for Residents Get Stranded On Roads
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side the airport where traffic was backed up in all directions today. what's it like out there now? fortunately at this point it's all settled down. but if you can imagine what it was like just a few hours ago, this street was lined with people worried their home could be on fire. [a31]peninger fire homes-pkg "i went to help my friend. she wants me to pick up her car. i picked up her car and they wouldn't let me go back in my area. so i've been waiting here for about an hour, two hours maybe with her car. she has no idea where i'm at or anything. virginia got stuck on biddle and lawnsdale road near the airport trying to help a friend. and she was in good company. "this traffic here was backed up for miles and miles and miles. and it took me probably 20 minutes just to get down bullock to get to this point." many people got stuck after authorities blocked traffic for a two mile radius around the peninger fire. "it's very scary because reading the things online, this is right by our house. you know and my cats are there and i'm here and i can't rescue them." the locals say they're used to summer fires, just not so close. "you always see fires around like southern oregon. i've lived here my whole life and you see fires. like last year, sou we got evacuated and couldn't play our home game. and so it's it's kinda scary. everyone's out here trying to help." and like many, mitchell and justin just wish they could do more. "i want to go help everybody and get them out of their house, start do their thing. let them do their jobs, they're professionals." but like everyone that got stopped today, they couldn't do anything but wait and hope for the best. "i've never been in a case like this before so i don't really know. i just hope my house is not on fire when i get home." all traffic has now cleared even right next to those areas that burned. hopefully everyone that was caught up in traffic today was spared the worst of the fire. in medford, mike duffy, newswatch 12. tomorrow morning on newswatch 12,