Bengaluru's Bellandur Lake catches fire

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.