While the fires are mostly in sparsely populated areas, Sydney is blanketed — "you can smell smoke inside buildings" and health authorities are expecting a surge in cases of people with respiratory problems, Cohen added.

    Things may get worse.

A shout-out to the Australians of Hubski, hope you all are safe. Are any of you near the fires?

freepenguin, Descartes, Moeman, supasmasha, blackwind, StJohn, zen, istara,


I'm about 40 minutes away from one of the larger fires, but it seems to be under control at the moment. I haven't had massive amounts of smoke since last week luckily.

posted by thenewgreen: 2071 days ago