Fire continues to rage in Bengaluru’s Bellandur Lake

Bengaluru (Karnataka): A fire that broke out in Bengaluru’s infamous Bellandur Lake several hours ago on Friday has not subsided.

According to media reports, residents living on the Yemlur side of Bellandur spotted smoke in the lake known to be full of sewage, chemical effluents and construction debris around noon on Friday. Shortly thereafter, flames started rising.

The Bellandur Lake according to the Karnataka Lake Development Authority is the largest of the 262 lakes and tanks in Bengaluru and accumulates about forty percent of the city’s sewage.

Fire department officials are reportedly making concerted efforts to bring the fire under control under the supervision of KLCDA officials.

The cause of the fire is being attributed to locals burning the grassy land near the lake to get a fresh crop to feed their cattle.

Some areas located away from the waterbody are still burning. (ANI)