Ten women, many in their 90s, escaped unharmed after their limo caught fire in San Francisco on Monday morning. The group was inside the vehicle, which was idling outside one of their houses, to celebrate one of the group’s 90th birthday. When white smoke began drifting through the partition, they quickly exited the vehicle, many relying on walkers and canes. Fifteen minutes later, the vehicle burst into flames.
The incident comes just a month after another limo fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge killed five women. Experts admit that the stretch limousine industry is poorly regulated, as there aren’t enough funds to investigate all small businesses that modify limousines.