The Air Quality Index compiled by the state environment department reached as high as 2,552 in some eastern suburbs – soaring past the “hazardous” threshold of 200. Photo: AP

Sydney fires: Harbour Bridge barely visible, smoke alarms go off as haze chokes city

  • Ash has been washing up on the city’s beaches and the Air Quality Index has soared past the ‘hazardous’ threshold of 200, with flights delayed due to poor visibility
  • Temperatures are forecast to rise to 42 degrees Celsius in some parts of the city, as over 2.7 million hectares of land has been burnt so far this bush fire season
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The Air Quality Index compiled by the state environment department reached as high as 2,552 in some eastern suburbs – soaring past the “hazardous” threshold of 200. Photo: AP
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