Sydney, Australia, faces smog rated 11 times typical 'hazardous' level

3:44 PM ET Tue, 10 Dec 2019

Sydney, Australia, is cloaked in a smog rated eleven times worse than the typical 'hazardous' level. Smoke from nearby wildfires is choking the city in a thick haze, forcing some evacuations and cancellations. Firefighters are trying to contain dozens of wildfires in Australia ahead of a coming heatwave. The Bureau of Meteorology warned that much of New South Wales would 'swelter' through a heatwave this week.