Fire breaks out at Aero India parking area, 300 vehicles gutted

Fire breaks out at Aero India parking area, 300 vehicles gutted

The parking spot is located a few kilometres away from the main venue of Aero India 2019. "The fire and smoke you see [is] from normal domestic fire of dried leaves", repeated announcements during the show said. No exact cause has been determined, but witnesses said the fire was initially started when someone threw a lit cigarette onto the dry grass. There were about 300 cars parked at the venue.

The State Transport Department has also opened a centre at the Yelahanka RTO to issue duplicate documents to those who lost them due to the fire. Within minutes after the fire broke out, response was activated and there was quick assessment of the situation and joint planning by stakeholders, the spokesman said, adding some cars were broke open. No injuries have been reported so far.

The air show was temporarily suspended and no planes took off from the airbase until the fire was completely extinguished. At least 10 fire force and five fire engines were deployed to control the fire. Fire spread is controlled by creating a gap by removing adjacent cars. CFT foam was sprayed on the vehicles to prevent spreading of fire. Rakesh, a fire-fighter from Channapatna fire station suffered minor burns while trying to control the fire.

The Aero show will continue as scheduled for the fifth day on Sunday, news agency ANI quoted Indian Air Force PRO Anupam Banerjee, as saying.

Earlier on Wednesday, the two Hawk airplanes collided mid-air and crashed, killing Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi and injuring Wing Commander V T Shelke and Squadron Leader TJ Singh.

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