On Tuesday morning, amid the worst start to a fire season Australia has ever seen, thousands of residents in the greater Sydney region woke up to a city shrouded in a thick blanket of smoke.
At the time of reporting, more than 80 fires are burning across New South Wales alone, of which 35 are yet to be contained.
There are more than 2000 firefighters on the ground in New South Wales, and there are over 100 aircrafts fighting fires in NSW, Victoria and Queensland. It’s estimated the area burned so far is larger than some small countries.
In the Sydney CBD alone, the smoke from bushfires has made its way inside train stations and office buildings – including Sydney’s law courts – setting off smoke alarms and forcing hundreds of buildings to evacuate.
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