Parking lot in Chennai engulfed by monstrous fire : around 170 cars exploded

Parking lot in Chennai engulfed by monstrous fire. The fire broke out near the Sri Ramachandra Medical College around 2 pm.The blaze may have spread due to dry grass catching fire

Around 300 cars were parked here by the UTOO cabs and 187 of them were gutted in the fire. The land belongs to the city-based cab-hailing firm.”

The cars were parked by the private company over the last one year, a fire official had earlier said.
The fire brigade and Rapid Action Force and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams doused the blaze in about 40 minutes after it was noticed around noon.

The Indian Air Force has ordered a Court of Inquiry into the cause of the fire.

Defence Minister Niramala Sitharaman visited the spot on Sunday.

Officials, who briefed Ms Sitharaman on Sunday, told her that the probable cause of the incident was fire from an overheated silencer of one of the parked cars and fanned by strong wings, it spread quickly.

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