Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke
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Limo driver: Fire killed 5 people in 3 minutes

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — First came the tapping. Over the blasting music, limo driver Orville Brown heard someone in the backseat knock on the partition behind him, saying something about smoke. No smoking allowed, he told the crowd of partying women. Then the taps turned to urgent knocks, and someone screamed “Smoke, smoke” and “Pull over!” In just a few fleeting moments, five of the women celebrating a girls’ night out were killed by flames that overtook the luxury car with terrifying speed. As smoke thickened in the passenger compartment, Brown pulled the white stretch limo to a stop on …

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