Bengaluru: Massive Fire Breaks Out At Private Bus Depot Near PES University; No Casualties Reported

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Bengaluru: Massive Fire Breaks Out At Private Bus Depot Near PES University; No Casualties Reported

A major fire has erupted at a private bus depot in Bengaluru. The massive fire has engulfed many buses, but thankfully, no casualties have been reported so far. The fire broke out near the famous People’s Education Society University (PES). 

Massive Fire Breaks Out At Private Bus Depot In Bengaluru

Karnataka’s capital, Bengaluru, witnessed the eruption of a major fire near PES University. The fire took place at a private bus depot in the Veerbhadranagar area.

The dramatic visuals of smoke billowing out of the bus depots have been coming in on social media. About 21 buses in the bus depot are engulfed in flames. The cause of the fire has to be ascertained.  

Firefighting teams have reached the spot with their vehicles and equipment. About seven fire tenders rushed here immediately after the news broke. It seems that the fire took place near the garage, according to NDTV news. The buses were stationed near the garage as they were brought in for some repair work at the repair center. The preliminary reports suggest that there are no casualties or injuries by far.  

Burning Tires Caused Huge Fumes

Numerous buses were parked at SV Coach Works, a workshop for buses, where the incident took place. The area where the fire originated was pierced by explosions from automobile diesel tanks. Miles away, smoke plumes were visible in the sky caused by burning bus tires.

In order to perform repairs and maintenance, several buses were parked. Social media was inundated with videos and images shortly after the fire started, depicting a dense cloud of smoke rising from the bus parking area at the depot.

Speaking with Deccan Herald, witnesses reported that the fire started at approximately 11.30 am in the workshop off the Outer Ring Road, near PES University. Ten additional buses were not damaged in the fire, according to police sources, but at least eighteen buses from different private bus companies were totally destroyed.

Welding operations taking place within the workplace are thought to be the source of the fire. The workers failed to put out the fire that was ignited by a spark. According to DH, a senior police official, it quickly spread to other busses.

80-100 Firefighters

A call came in at 11.45 am from the fire control room, and seven fire tenders carrying eighty to one hundred firefighters were called into action. When the fire started, about 20 workers were present, but they all made it out unharmed.

Since all of the components in this place were extremely flammable, the precise cause of the fire cannot yet be determined. The two fire extinguishers at the workshop were the only fire safety precautions, according to C Gurulingaiah, Deputy Director, Fire Fighting Service and SDRF, who spoke with DH.

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This is a breaking news. We will update you with more details as soon as we get our hands on them.

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