Jun 10, 2013 7:19 PM by Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A passenger in a limousine that began smoking with 10 women - some of them in their 90s - inside before catching fire says the doors of the idling limousine were open.
Sixty-three-year-old Mary Chapman said on Monday she thinks that was a key factor in helping all the women get out safely.
The Sunday morning fire in Walnut Creek comes a little more than a month after five nurses were killed inside a burning limousine on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge.
Chapman says the limousine that caught fire on Sunday was idling when smoke began coming from the partition between the driver's and passengers' compartments. Chapman says flames erupted about 15 minutes later.
Capt. Robert Marshall of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District says it appears this was an electrical fire.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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