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,


Moeman:

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.


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