Major showroom fire guts cars, spare parts

Major showroom fire guts cars, spare parts

December 26, 2021

Mysuru: A major fire was reported in a car showroom and service station in the city in the wee hours of today and at least four cars have been gutted. A couple of them have been partially damaged.

Fire has been extinguished now by four fire tenders and the exact worth of the damage — whether the gutted cars are new ones or were brought in there for service and repairs — is yet to be assessed. Fortunately, the fire was contained before it spread to the first floor where many brand-new cars were stored, ready for delivery.

Advaith Hyundai Showroom and Service Station

The fire was reported at Advaith Hyundai Showroom and Service Station in front of the Christ the King Convent (CKC) High School on JLB Road. Short circuit is suspected to be the reason. However, it is not confirmed yet.

People who stay near the vicinity and a few apartment residents noticed thick smoke billowing from the showroom in the wee hours and they immediately alerted the Fire Service Department at Saraswathipuram.

Advaith Hyundai Showroom and Service Station

Four fire tenders and personnel rushed to the spot and battled with raging flames. Fire was extinguished only after five to six hours, said residents of the area. As it was a holiday for the showroom today, staff had to be called from their homes to assess the damage. Shelves, spare parts sections, storage areas, wooden partitions, furniture, oils and lubricants stored inside were destroyed.

Advaith Hyundai Showroom and Service Station

According to sources in the showroom, a formal complaint would be lodged after assessing the damage and the actual reason for the fire is not yet known. “We have just come here and we will look into the damage. Four cars have been completely damaged and two have suffered partial damages. We will have to take the inventory before determining the extent of loss,” said a showroom employee present at the scene of the fire.

3 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Major showroom fire guts cars, spare parts”

  1. A V Prasanna says:

    Industrial and commercial fire accidents are on the rise. No one is heard of Industrial safety, let alone practicing them. Short circuit is a commonly used term for electric fire. This is a misnomer. When a short takes place fuse blows to isolate a circuit, unless fuse is replaced by copper wire. Yes if a short of battery terminals take place, the stored energy can result is sparks, any flamable material around can catch fire. Many times it is noted that electrical switchboard is used as a storage unit, with flamable materials around. I have personally noticed this in a prominent hospital, where cleaning agent like phenol, broom is stored. Fire of electric circuit is not an instant phenomenon, there are tell tale marks like discolouration of plug, socket, wires, which indicate localised heating. Any lose contact will result in heating, circuit breaker will not trip as current is normal. When heating increses there is fire. These units should have periodic inspection of their electrical ciruits by a competant authority, if they want to prevent losses due to electrical fire. Are they Serious???

  2. boregowda says:

    For all you know, this could be a ploy to get over inflated insurance money – a rip-off

  3. Garadi Mane Questo says:

    What is the point oif Insurance in corrupt India. You keep paying the premiums, the company pockets it, and when payment from them becomes necessary, they do not pay. You need to go to the court to force them the payment, and the company knows, the case will take 20 years before the judgement is given, by which time, the company will move onto something else, thus escaping payment.


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