Bush­fire smoke chokes Syd­ney

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWS -

THICK bush­fire smoke blan­ket­ing Syd­ney has made the NSW cap­i­tal’s air qual­ity worse than some of the world’s most pol­luted cities.

The thick smog shroud­ing Syd­ney, from a southerly wind fan­ning the 78 bush­fires rag­ing across NSW, has brought pol­lu­tion to “haz­ardous” lev­els, drag­ging the city’s air qual­ity to a global low. The level of pol­lu­tants in the air is so high the city has tipped Jakarta’s record-break­ing pol­lu­tion lev­els.

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