Sydney’s hazard reduction burns cause discomfort
Sydneysiders woke to a blanket of smoke, with several taking to social media to share photographs of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House disappearing into the choking cloud of smoke.
NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) has confirmed that smoke across Sydney will begin to clear as the day warms up while residents with lung conditions are urged to stay indoors.
This comes as controlled blaze continue across the state, including areas in the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, Wollondilly and Queanbeyan RFS said ‘This work needs to be done now to prevent bushfires in the future, We’ve been behind where we would like to be in hazard reduction, and that is due to some quite wet winters and autumns – especially last year.’ This year the weather has been perfect for fuel reduction burns and we cannot miss the opportunity to prepare for next summer.
Authorities are warning people with reparative problems to stay indoors.