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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