Bandipur fire
Bandipur Tiger Reserve firetwitter [Representational Image]

A massive fire broke out at the famous hill station and tourist spot Nandi Hills near Bengaluru, Karnataka, on Monday. According to media reports, a massive blaze that started at the hill station has severely damaged the areas surrounding the pathways. 

The fire broke out in the hill station on Friday afternoon but the incident came to light only on Monday. Firefighters with the help of villagers and security officers doused the flames which extended up to 15 hectares.

Deputy Conservator of Forests Ravi Shankar said precautionary measures have been taken by spraying water to prevent such horrible incidents in the future. He maintained that there was no fire reported on Monday.

The cause of the fire is unknown and the damages are yet to be ascertained but it is alleged that it is the carelessness intervention of humans that lead to such accidents in the state. 

The fire comes just two days after the Aero India 2019 fire mishap which gutted over 300 cars and the Bandipur forest fire.


Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has asked the help of Indian Air force to conduct an aerial survey of the fire at the Bandipur Tiger Reserve area. He has also asked them to use choppers for the rescue operations by drawing water from the nearby Nugu Reservoir.

Large forest area has been destroyed due to the raging fire.