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NSW Fires: Apocalyptic Pictures Show Sydney Choking In Smoke

Posted On: 6 Dec 2019   |   Posted By: Huffington Post

NSW Fires: Apocalyptic Pictures Show Sydney Choking In Smoke

Surrounded by raging bushfires, the skies over Sydney turned dark orange on Friday as its five million inhabitants were left breathing in hazardous smoke. Fanned by strong winds, the blazes left firefighters running for safety, with dramatic video footage showing rapidly-spreading flames spreading suddenly through patches of drought-hit bush. It is thought 150 fires are currently burning in New South Wales alone, with several of them joining up to create huge areas of flames which are gradually encroaching on the city. Bushfires have killed at least four people and destroyed more than 680 homes since the start of November. Fires are still burning in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland states. New South Wales Rural Fire Service commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said authorities were particularly concerned about eight fires now at emergency levels around Sydney, the state capital home to around 5m people. Dramatic pictures of the fires from above have been shared online, with one aeroplane...

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