A massive fire broke out and spread over a parking lot near Gate number 5 of Yelahanka Air Force Station—which is facilitating Aero India show—that has burnt around 300 left cars, educated Karnataka Fire Department. The occurrence occurred at about 12.17 pm, while the morning flying display was in progress.
“In all, 300 cars have been burnt in the incident. The fire has been fully extinguished now. 10 fire force teams and 5 fire engines fought the fire under the leadership of Chief Fire Officer, West,” MN Reddi, Karnataka DGP said.
Fire Accident at Aero India 2019 Show Parking Place at Bangalore
As indicated by the local group of fire-fighters, the flame was constrained by making a gap between the nearby vehicles. No wounds have been accounted for up until now.
The fire broke out only minutes after badminton star PV Sindhu took to the skies co-steering the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas’ coach variant. No other plane took off after this, suspending the morning shows; it couldn’t be promptly decided to what extent Sindhu’s flight was noticeable all around.
In spite of the fact that the region in which fire broke out has a place with the Indian Air Force (IAF) and, it was on the opposite side of the setting, isolated by Ballari street, which prompts the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA).
The fire department official said: “Grass fire spread to some vehicles parked near Gate 5.”
An eyewitness, Rahil, told that, “There were cars blasting one after the another, I could hear crackling sounds. The cars were closely parked so the fire spread within seconds… there were glass shards everywhere, tyres were blasting. I was scared so I ran out and I saw one fire engine come inside.”
Fire under control. No life loss reported pic.twitter.com/rMmLMoktJs
— Karnataka Fire Dept (@KarFireDept) February 23, 2019