10 Women Escape From Burning Limo in California

June 11, 2013

Authorities say ten women escaped unharmed when the limousine they were in burst into flames while idling in Northern California.

The Sunday morning fire in Walnut Creek comes a little more than a month after five nurses were killed while trapped inside a burning limousine on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge.

Fire officials say they were called to the Rossmoor gated community in Walnut Creek around 11:35 a.m. for a vehicle fire. They quickly put out the burning 2009 Lincoln Town Car.

The women – many in their 90s – were apparently headed to Sonoma to celebrate a friend’s 96th birthday.

Mary Chapman, a passenger, tells KGO-TV she and two other women got out and helped others escape. She says the other passengers were dependent on walkers and canes.

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