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Limousine Fire Kills Five

iStockphoto(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Five people were killed and a number of others injured when a limousine caught fire late Saturday on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge.

The victims were all women in their thirties on their way to a dance. Four other women and the driver of the limousine were able to escape the blaze. Four of the survivors were taken to the hospital; three for treatment of minor injuries and smoke inhalation, and one due to severe burns, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Amelia Jack.

The cause of the fire is not known at this time. It does not appear that the limousine was involved in a collision, California Highway Patrol Spokesman Officer Art Montiel said.

“It appears that the fire started in the back,” Montiel said, before adding that he could not confirm that until the investigation had been completed.

Authorities shut down all westbound lanes on the bridge due to the fire, though they have since been reopened.

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