Sydney Chokes On Smoke As Another Poor Air Quality Alert Issued
Sydneysiders woke to another day of smoke blanketing the city as health authorities urge residents take precautions amid poor air quality.
The smoke haze comes as firies continue to battle 49 bushfires burning across the state, including the Gospers Mountain fire in the Hawkesbury, to the city's north west.
An air quality alert was issued for Sydney's east and north west, warning people with heart or lung disease, older adults and children to avoid outdoor exercise, while everyone else should limit their exertion outside.
The Rural Fire Service warned the smoke is "unlikely to clear out of these areas today", while NSW Ambulance urged people, especially those with respiratory issues, to take extra care.
The warning comes after Tuesday's smoke haze saw 60 people receive medical treatment and Sydney's air quality reach 10 times hazardous levels in some parts of the city.