Australia's fire danger spreads south, Adelaide blanketed in smoke

Australia's fire danger spreads south, Adelaide blanketed in smoke

The Straits Times - Asia·2019-11-21 11:07

SYDNEY (AFP) - The fire danger was elevated across wider swathes of southern Australia on Thursday (Nov 21), with residents warned to avoid at-risk areas as smoke from bush fires choked Adelaide.

Devastating fires along the country's east coast have claimed six lives and destroyed more than 500 homes since mid-October, with climate change and unseasonably hot, dry conditions fuelling the unprecedented blazes.

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