On February 24, a massive fire broke out at Chennai in a ground opposite to Ramachandra Medical College in Porur which gutted 176 cars in a parking space in the locality. This incident took place around 2 pm.
According to the sources, the fire engulfed the entire parking space that belonged to a private cab service. As soon as the fire tenders were informed about the fire they immediately rushed towards the spot to extinguish the blaze. Police officials were also present on the spot to control the crowd as the panic situation was developed among the people who were present in the locality. The parking area was completely engulfed in fire which made the scenario more challenging for the firemen to enter inside to douse off the flames. Around 30 odd fire and rescue team with five fire tenders and one water tanker were deployed at the spot.
Around 250 cars were parked in this parking lot from which 176 were gutted in the fire. However, the firemen managed to save 32 cars.
Sources revealed that due to the dry grass present inside the parking lot was the reason behind the fire to spread through the complex. Luckily no loss of life or injuries were reported in this fire. Total 176 cars were gutted in the fire, while 42 cars had minor burns and 32 had no scratch, sources added further.
Note: This incident took place a day after where around 300 cars were burnt in a major fire that broke out in the parking area of Aero India 2019 event on February 23.
The analysts of Cybertech Risk Center generated real-time alerts on this incident and closely monitored the situation providing its clients with timely alerts about the same which helped them take business continuity measures and ensure employee safety in time. We at Cybertech’s Risk center covers Structure Fire, Industrial Fire, Explosion, High Rise Fire, Vehicle Fire under the ‘Fire’ category that could be the reason of disruption for the client’s business continuity process, working in collaboration with NC4 providing pan India coverage.