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.
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)