Sydney bushfire smoke: poor air quality warning issued after hazard reduction burns

Sydney bushfire smoke: poor air quality warning issued after hazard reduction burns

The Guardian

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Light winds and temperature inversion causes smoke to settle across greater Sydney, the Illawarra and southern highlands

The New South Wales health department has issued a warning about poor air quality in Sydney after residents awoke to the city shrouded in bushfire smoke on Tuesday.

The state’s Rural Fire Service said light winds and a temperature inversion had caused smoke from a series of hazard reduction burns to settle in low-lying residential areas across parts of greater Sydney, the Illawarra and the southern highlands after a series of burns across the city’s fringe.

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