Nearly 300 vehicles have been gutted in a big fire at the parking lot of the venue of the Aero Show in Bengaluru this afternoon. No casualties have been reported. Huge plumes of thick black smoke could be seen in the sky near the Yelahanka air base in north Bengaluru, where about a hundred aircraft are parked for the biennial aero event. Earlier today, a fleet of seven Surya Kiran aircraft performed for the first time after the aircraft collision in earlier this week that led to the death of a pilot and injured two from the Surya Kiran Aerobatic team.
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#AeroShowOpenParkingAreaFire- M.N.Reddi, IPS (@DGP_FIRE) February 23, 2019
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.