Bengaluru’s Bellandur Lake Catches Fire, Toxic Fumes Spread


Bengaluru: The Bellandur Lake in Bengaluru caught fire on Thursday evening when debris which were set on fire rippled into the lake. The lake is subjected to environmental pollution owing to the toxic garbage dumped into the lake. Gray smokes near the lake Indicated a dangerous alarm for Bengaluru.

“Some debris was being burnt near the lake. The lake is covered with weeds, which is dried up and caught fire easily. The fumes have reached till Iblur flyover.” said the Secretary of the residents association in Sun City, as saying.

Ambulances were called at Sun City lest someone should suffer any negative consequences from the plumes of smoke entering the apartments.

The residents have often complained that at night tractors come and dump waste in the lake. State pollution board had issued notices to various local bodies to stop dumping waste in the lake but this has not stopped and that is the reason why lake has caught fire again.

Some angry residents of the city took to Twitter to express their displeasure at the condition of Bengaluru lakes.

Another official said that the toxic material accumulated in the lake must have resulted in the fire.

“Bellandur Lake has no water. There is a lot of weed growth and in addition sewage and debris end up in the lake. The Bengaluru Development Authority had taken up the initiative to restore the lake in January this year but so far no work had started,” he said.

As per the reports from pollution control board authorities, methane build-up in the lake has impended for this raging fire.


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