300 cars gutted in fire at Bengaluru’s Aero India show; cigarette could be cause


Radhika Dhawad | Feb 23, 2019 14:33

Three hundred cars in parking area were gutted in fire at Aero India show in Bengaluru on Saturday afternoon. However, no casualties are reported.
300 cars caught fire in Bengaluru during Aero India show today afternoon

Three hundred cars were gutted in fire at Aero India show in Bengaluru on Saturday afternoon. The incident took place at the parking area of the Yelahanka Air Force station during the 12th edition of Aero India. Officials said that the cause of fire could be a lit cigarette, which was disposed on the grass in the parking area.

However, no casualties were reported. Senior police DGP Fire, MN Reddi tweeted, “Totally about 100 cars burnt in the fire. Fire spread is controlled by creating a gap by removing adjacent cars. Fire under control now. No injuries or any harm to people reported. Likely cause: dry grass fire aided by heavy winds.” 

In another tweet, Reddi confirmed, “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.”

 

 

The Karnataka fire department also tweeted a video of the fire that rapidly spread in the parking area.  

Watch the video here: