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Major Fire Breaks Out at Bahour Lake Bordering Tamil Nadu and Puducherry

In the early hours of Thursday, a major fire erupted at Bahour Lake, which spans across the border of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Situated in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, the lake is the second-largest in Puducherry. The exact cause of the fire is yet to be determined, and forest teams from both Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, along with fire tenders, are actively working to extinguish the flames.

A senior officer from the Tamil Nadu forest department mentioned that their primary focus is currently on controlling the fire, and investigations into its origin will be carried out after the situation is under control. While the reason behind the fire remains uncertain, there are strong suspicions that it could be man-made.

The official pointed out that illegal fishing and farming activities have been reported in the lake and its vicinity, even after strict warnings were issued to deter such practices.