The fire broke out near the Sri Ramachandra Medical College around 2 pm
Hundreds of cars were gutted this afternoon after a fire engulfed a parking lot on the outskirts of Chennai. The blaze may have spread due to dry grass catching fire, fanned by winds. The number of cars gutted could be as high as 300, fire and rescue officials told NDTV.
The fire broke out near the Sri Ramachandra Medical College around 2 pm. Ten fire tenders were sent in to extinguish the fire.
A fire service official told NDTV, “These cars were parked by a private company over the last one year. Some are new cars. The fire has been extinguished but smoke is still coming.”
The incident comes just a day after a similar fire gutted around 300 cars near the Bengaluru air show venue.