Screams, cries on 911 calls from deadly limo fire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Newly released recordings of 911 calls from a deadly Northern California limousine fire include a woman’s voice shouting “Oh my God! Oh my God!,” a man’s voice shouting “Get out! Get out!,” and cries and screams from callers and passengers.

The California Highway Patrol released the recordings Monday from the May 4 fire that ignited on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge near San Francisco. Five nurses were killed and five other people survived.

The 911 calls are from passing motorists — one of whom can be heard crying on his call — and limo passengers, who can be heard screaming in the background on some recordings.

In one call a rescuer can be heard saying the limo is fully engulfed, but the doors are locked and he can’t get inside. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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