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Another Bay Area Ladies’ Limo Burns Up

Most Passengers Over 90 Years Old
All Escaped Safely

A HIRED LIMOUSINE FILLED with 10 elderly women – 8 of them over 90 years old – caught fire at 11:35 am Pacific Sunday morning in Walnut Creek, California, while it was standing still and idling in their retirement community.

Bay Area News Group

The women were preparing to travel to Sonoma to attend a friend's 98th birthday party when one of them smelled smoke and saw it rising from underneath the 2009 Lincoln limo.

The two caretakers who were accompanying them quickly hopped out and proceded to get all the other passengers out safely despite their needing reliances on walkers and canes.

Bay Area News Group

The quick response and actions of the driver and the two caregivers is being given credit for the happy ending to this potential disaster.

KGO-TV interviewed one of the caregivers who gives us a good first-hand account of what happened in this video report:

 

The Contra Costa County Fire District responded and extinguished the remains of the fire easily, but the limo was a total burnout.  The owner as well as all of the passengers were very much aware of the deadly limo fire that took place last month on May 4 just a few miles away on the San Mateo – Hayward bridge.  (See that Firegeezer report HERE.)

Alternate transportation was found and all of the ladies were able to continue on to the birthday bash.

The Contra Costa Times has the STORY.

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  • DaGonz

    While this is the second Lincoln Town Car based limo to catch fire in recent months, keep in mind that these vehicles are sedans that are cut in half and additional flooring, wiring, carpeting, seating and sheet steel or fiberglass is placed in between the cut sections to make it “stretch”.. This can happen to Cadillacs, Hummers and any other vehicle altered form the manufacturer’s original specifications.

    • http://www.firegeezer.com/ Mike “FossilMedic” Ward

      Thanks, chief

  • Shojib Ashrafi Na Ashrafi

    Even then, the Earth is a BIG place. A whole lot of it is no realtime interest – Alaskan tundra, Mojave Desert, etc.
    Another large part of may be of interest, but the interest so thinly scattered that it will be to hard to separate
    the meaningless from the relevant – think any rural area.
    So maybe the best defense is to move out of the cities.

  • Shojib Ashrafi Na Ashrafi

    Limos are Custom Made.. who built this one and is it the same Company.. if it is they are at Fault. recall all that where made to inspect.

  • Shojib Ashrafi Na Ashrafi

    Limos are Custom Made.. who built this one and is it the same Company.. if it is they are at Fault. recall all that where made to inspect.