No. Ca: 10 elderly women escape burning limo

(AP)

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

The Sunday morning fire 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 a gated community in Walnut Creek around 11:35 a.m. local time Sunday for a vehicle fire and quickly put out the burning 2009 Lincoln Town Car.

Many of the women are in their 90s. They were apparently headed to Sonoma to celebrate a friend’s 96th birthday.

Passenger Mary Chapman told 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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