As many as 300 cars went into flames in the parking area of the ongoing Yelahanka Aeroshow near Bengaluru on Saturday. The fire first started in the dry grass near the parking lot before it spread and set parked cars ablaze, said local media reports.
In the video, cars can be seen in flames with black smoke billowing out in the sky. At least 10 fire force and five fire engines were deployed to control the fire.
Karnataka Director General of Police MN Reddi said, “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.”
He later tweeted that the fire had been ‘FULLY EXTINGUISHED BY 2 PM itself, today.”ADGP and DIGP, Fire Force, supervising operations,” he added.
The air show was briefly halted with no planes allowed to take off from the air base until the fire was brought under complete control.
Today’s incident comes just days after two planes collided before crashing during the Air Show. This had resulted in the death of one Indian Air Force pilot Sahil Gandhi.