A major forest fire broke out inside Bangalore University premises on Friday, April 2. Civil defence and fire department personnel are currently carrying out fire extinguishing operations, as per reports.
No injuries have been reported so far.
The fire broke out in the shrubbery located near Pariksha Bhavan on the campus, which is 100 metres away from the administrative block. At least two engines were rushed to the spot to help douse the blaze. No injuries have been reported so far. Visuals from the spot showed a large patch of dry grass on fire, with officials trying to douse it.
Grass fire and the dry weather and higher temperatures in Bengaluru may have accelerated the fire. Such fires are common in Bengaluru and officials say the fire may have been sparked by a cigarette butt that may have been disposed of at the spot, as per reports.