NATICK (CBS) – A limousine on the way to a prom burst into flames in Natick Friday night.

Ten teens were headed to the Natick High School prom when flames started shooting from the passenger seat of the limo.

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Everyone was able to get out safely.

A limousine burst into flames in Natick (Image from Billy Cotter)

A limousine burst into flames in Natick (Image from Billy Cotter)

“It started to get really big and it looked like it was going to explode,” Natick high school student Alexander Goudsmit said.

The incident happened near the intersection of Brook and Union Streets.

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A limousine caught on fire in Natick Friday evening (Image from Christina Hager/WBZ)

A limousine caught on fire in Natick Friday evening (Image from Christina Hager/WBZ)

The driver tells WBZ he tried to put the fire out with his suit jacket as his passengers ran to safety.

The teens were able to catch a ride to prom with another group of students in a trolley.

“It is a happy occasion. I mean, let’s clarify. I mean thank goodness, they’re going to be at the prom and they’re going to have quite the story to tell and you’ll have to come up with a different story,” Alexander’s father Tammo Goudsmit said.

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WBZ-TV’s Christina Hager and Louisa Moller contributed to this story.