Bengaluru: A fire broke out at a car parking area near the venue of Aero India 2019. Nearly 300 cars were gutted in the blaze near the venue, a police official tweeted. The fire is fully extinguished now. No casualties have been reported so far.
“In all, 300 cars burnt in the fire incident. Fire fully extinguished now. 10 Fire Force and 5 other fire engines fought the fire under the leadership of Chief Fire Officer, West,” IPS M.N.Reddi tweeted.
Meanwhile, the area has been cordoned off and police are investigating the matter.
The fire started at Gate 5 at around 1 PM. Soon, it spread to the adjoining parking lot area. A fuel tank also exploded due to the blaze.
The cause of the fire was not immediately ascertained.
According to a report, the incident didn’t affect the Aero India show. Notably, today is the fourth day of the Aero India 2019 air show.
It is a developing story. More details are awaited.
In an earlier mishap on February 19, Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi died during a practice session of the Aero India show. The commander succumbed to injuries that he got after two aircraft of IAF’s aerobatic team Surya Kiran crashed mid-air. Others aircrew members were also wounded in the incident. The crash happened on the outskirts of the airbase, in the afternoon.