New Delhi, March 5 -- A fire broke out at Bellandur Lake in the Bengaluru district of Karnataka on Thursday evening.

Lake Marshals and Sarjapur fire personnel reached the spot to douse the blaze. Officials brought the fire under control with the help of three fire engines.

Residents around Bellandur lake were left in a tizzy after a fire was spotted in the area. Interestingly, the fire did not break out due to the presence of toxic chemicals in the water, but some unidentified individuals had set garbage on fire in the buffer area.

A senior BDA official said, "Someone had set the garbage on fire around 11 pm on Wednesday. The spot falls on private land within the buffer zone of the lake. Marshals noticed it around 1 am on Thursday and ...