Guwahati, February 23, 2019:
Over 300 vehicles have been gutted in a massive fire at the parking lot near the venue of the Aero India show in Bengaluru on Saturday afternoon.
According to reports, the fire broke out at around 11.55 am in the morning and is suspected that a lit cigarette may be the cause that was disposed on the grass in the open field.
Thick black smoke was noticed in the sky near the Yelahanka Air Base in North Bengaluru, where about a hundred aircraft were parked for the Aero India 2019 event.
An inquiry order has been issued to investigate the cause of the fire.
The air show was temporarily suspended once the fire spread and no planes took off from the airbase till the fire was completely doused.
The five days air show started on Wednesday and was scheduled to conclude tomorrow.