Thursday, 18 April, 2019

Nirmala Sitharaman Visits Site Of Fire Near Aero India In Bengaluru

Fire at government-run airshow in India destroys hundreds of cars Hundreds of cars gutted in blaze at India air show
Leonard Rios | 25 February, 2019, 07:19

"10 Fire Force and 5 other fire engines fought the fire under the leadership of Chief Fire Officer, West", M.N.Reddi, director-general, police, Fire & Emergency services, Home guards & civil defence and state disaster response force wrote on Twitter.

The department has asked the auto owners to take a photograph of their burnt vehicle and register a complaint with the police to get the duplicate documents of their vehicles. According to a policeman present at the venue, one vehicle suddenly caught fire, which spread uncontrollably and took around 80-100 cars in its blaze, resulting in a huge tower of smoke. No injuries or any harm to people was reported.

The flight display at the show as temporarily halted.

Forty fire tenders were rushed to douse the flames, however, owing to dry grass the fire spread immediately in the summer heat.

The cause of the fire is still not identified. Those who were able to witness the start of the fire alerted the sleeping drivers to safety.

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However, there is no disruption to the Aero India show due to the fire.

Seven ambulances have been stationed at the site and the area has been cordoned off. Cops have reached the spot to initiate the investigation.

The area is a parking lot for the Aero India 2019 - a biennial event that happened in an open field in Bengaluru, India.

The fire was brought under control by deploying more than 12 fire fighting vehicles, it added. There is no loss of life. Earlier he tweeted, "Totally about 100 cars burnt in the fire". Auto owners rushed to the spot after they received information about the incident.

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