Limo Driver: ‘So Many Flames’

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    The driver of a limo that caught fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge—taking the lives of a newlywed and four of her bridesmaids—shed new light on the horrific incident Monday. “There were just so many flames,” Orville Brown told the Associated Press. “Within 90 seconds, the car was fully engulfed.” Brown said he mistook one woman’s call of “smoke” from the backseat as her wanting to smoke a cigarette. By the time he noticed the fire, “it was almost impossible for them to get out.” The Foster City Fire Department is investigating what caused the fire.

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