Massive fire at Bengaluru's Aero India show, 100 cars gutted

150 cars gutted in fire near venue of Aero India show

150 cars gutted in fire near venue of Aero India show

The Aero India 2019 was temporarily suspended during the onset of the fire and no planes took off from the nearby airbase until the fire was put out. The five-day air show is scheduled to begin tomorrow and Air Force sources said it would be hard for the aerobatic team to take part in the event.

Officials say the cause of the fire could be a lit cigarette that was disposed on the grass in the open field, reported NDTV.

Bandipur / Mysuru: Major fire incidents were witnessed today not only in Bandipur National Park but also in the parking lot of the Aero India Show in Bengaluru.

He said, the BJP tried its best to get Aero India shifted out of Bengaluru to Uttar Pradesh (UP) and it was also the desire of Union defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and UP CM Yogi Adityanath, he said.

An aerial shot of the location where the fire broke out. Fire is fully extinguished now.

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No human casualties were reported except for one firefighter who sustained a minor injury when a glass window of one the cars burst due to the heat. As many as 10 fire tenders were dispatched and they managed to bring the blaze under control quickly by creating gaps between cars by removing adjacent cars.

Ground reports state that many came to know about the fire outbreak after hearing a loud "bang".

3000 litres of foam normally used to fight aircraft fire was sprayed. Likely cause: "dry grass fire aided by heavy winds", Reddi said in a tweet.

Aero India show fire: A billow of black smoke was seen above the air base and officials were rushed in to control the fire.

On the eve of the airshow's scheduled start on 20 February, two Hawk aircraft of the Indian Air Force's Surya Kiran Aerobatics Team collided mid air Tuesday.

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