Bengaluru: About 300 cars have been gutted in a massive fire break out in the parking area near the venue of Aero India 2019 at Yalahanka in Bengaluru on Saturday afternoon.
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.— M.N.Reddi, IPS (@DGP_FIRE) February 23, 2019
According to reports, the reason stated for the huge breakout – where the firefighter aircrafts were parked – was grass aided by heavy winds. Senior police officer M N Reddi, IPS, said the fire was under control at 2 pm and no casualties were reported.
A blanket of thick black smoke engulfed the area causing panic among locals and those visiting Aero India on its fourth day.
On Tuesday, a day before the opening of the Aero India show, two aircraft of the IAF's aerobatic team Surya Kiran had crashed, after grazing each other mid-air, near here. A pilot was killed and two others were injured in the accident.