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Australia ablaze: Haze covers Sydney as nature face burning danger

Dangerous bushfires continue to ravage Australia amid extreme heat

Bushfires in Australia are common and impact extensive areas. Australia's summer officially starts on December 1, but this year the fire warning in South Australia was raised to "catastrophic". The annual fire season has started early after an unusually warm and dry winter. Smoke from Australia's bushfire crisis blanketed the major cities of Sydney and Adelaide. Australia's catastrophic bushfires — in pictures.