Society 10:48 16/12/2019 Armenia

Australia bushfires: 20 more buildings, homes destroyed overnight

Up to 20 buildings, including homes, have been destroyed overnight by the bushfires that continue to rage through New South Wales in Australia. As the local sources report, since Wednesday, firefighters have been battling a blaze in Yanchep, some 56km north of Perth, which has so far burnt through nearly 12,000 hectares, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services said.

Sydney was again blanketed in a haze of smoke on Sunday, with extreme heat expected to worsen fire conditions in the coming week.

For weeks, a thick blanket of smoke has choked Sydney, resulting in air pollution 11 times worse than the typical "hazardous" level on Tuesday.

Since the bushfire season started early in October, six people have been killed and in NSW 724 homes have been destroyed.



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