Mumbai: At least 40 BMW cars were destroyed in a massive fire that broke out in a showroom cum godown in the Turbhe MIDC area of Navi Mumbai, a Fire Brigade official said on Wednesday, adding that no casualty was reported.
Chief Fire Officer, MIDC fire services, RB Patil said the blaze erupted in the showroom of BMW cars around 5.30 AM on Tuesday which destroyed the cars parked there.
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“As many as 40 cars, majority of which were BMW make, were charred in the fire which broke out in the workshop of the luxury car company in Turbhe. Some non BMW high-end cars owned by the employees of the company were also gutted in the fire. Ten fire tenders from Vashi, Kopar Khairane, Turbhe and MIDC were dispatched to douse the fire,” a fire department official said on condition of anonymity.
The fire was doused by 1.00 am on Wednesday. The officer quoted above added, “We are not sure how many of these cars were used or new cars. We are still assessing the damage. The reason behind the fire is not yet clear.”