Firefighters were on Thursday battling several blazes ringing Sydney, leaving Australia’s most populous city blanketed by smoke that is expected to linger for days.
According to Euronews, bushfires have killed at least four people and destroyed more than 400 homes since the start of November. Fires are still burning in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland states.
Authorities are fighting nearly 140 fires across New South Wales, with strong winds stoking several blazes out of control.
The most severe fires all ringed Sydney, the state capital where about 5 million live.