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Sydney Air Pollution Is So Bad It’s Setting Off Fire Alarms

  • Hazardous air quality triggers fresh health warnings
  • More than 80 bushfires are still burning across the state
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Sydney Air Quality Worsens as Wildfires Rage
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Bushfire smoke smothered Sydney on Tuesday, setting off fire alarms, suspending ferry services and triggering health warnings over choking air pollution.

The Sydney Opera House and harbor bridge were barely discernible through the thick haze enveloping the city, with smoke stinging the eyes and making it difficult to breathe.