Sixty four cars destroyed in French stunt show blaze

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Sixty four cars destroyed in French stunt show blaze

Sixty four cars have been destroyed and 1,500 spectators forced to flee for their lives after a devastating fire broke out at an air stunt show in Brittany, France.

The fire is believed to have been started accidentally by two drunken revellers, who forgot to put a barbecue out before leaving it unattended.

The men, aged 37 and 32, have reportedly contacted police since the event to admit their error.

Around 40 firefighters were sent to tackle the fire, which caused damage totaling thousands of pounds as it ripped through the Noyal-Pontivy aerodrome in the Morbihan region of Brittany.

Camera phone footage of the incident shows a huge plume of black smoke engulfing the area, with large tracts of dry grass on fire and people hastily making for their cars in a bid to escape.

Speaking on the emergency service response, Police captain Pascal Lhoutellier told 'The Local': "We only had one thing in mind and that was to protect people's lives."

Click play below to watch the eyewitness film of the inferno.