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Five dead in San Mateo Bridge limo fire

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Five people are confirmed dead after a limo accident on the San Mateo Bridge.

The westbound San Mateo-Hayward bridge is closed due to a car fire, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The fire involving a limo was reported around 10 p.m. in the third lane of westbound state Highway 92 at the bridge's decline, according to the CHP.

Witnesses at the scene have reported people trapped inside the burning limo, the CHP reports.

Traffic is being diverted from the bridge in Hawyard and state Highway 84 is being suggested as an alternate route.

UPDATE at 11:44 p.m. One westbound lane has re-opened.

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