As the situation worsens the state government has declared a “State of Emergency”. Meaning that they can throw more resources at the fires including use of military personal.

Featured pic is the sun yesterday some four hours before sunset …
sun is still high but the colour is due to the fires …

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gives more perspective

My car is covered in ash, you can see it in the air. I’m told it’s corrosive but why wash it off as it’s still falling …

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the sky this morning, bleak

We have hot weather and a strong wind which don’t forebode well …

Our newspapers are claiming that these fires are a result of climate change and a storm in India … no idea how they get the India link so if you understand please explain?