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A thick layer of smoke has engulfed most of Sydney, as large hazard reduction fires continue to burn.
Back-burning blazes in preparation for summer bushfires were lit in the North Shore, Northern Beaches, Hills District and Menai areas, and continue to smoulder today.
Air quality across Sydney has been rated to “poor” after being categorised as “hazardous” by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage yesterday afternoon.
People suffering from asthma should reduce their activity in smoky areas and keep medication with them at all times, according to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS).
The NSW RFS has also advised motorists travelling through affected areas to “slow down and keep windows up”.
More hazard reduction burns are planned for the Castlereagh, St Ives and Wahroonga areas this week.
A full list of hazard reduction fires and warnings can be found on the NSW RFS website.
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