Sydney has been wrapped in smoke since morning. According to the BBC, the government has advised residents to stay home because of the fires.
Meteorologists say the city’s air pollution rate is more than eight times the norm and urges citizens with chronic respiratory diseases to take special precautions.
Earlier it was reported that the biggest city in the country – Sydney, would be threatened on Tuesday, with forecasters saying it would be 37 degrees Celsius.
A state of emergency has been declared over two wildfires in Australia. The disaster has already killed 6 people and destroyed more than 150 homes. Specialists speculate that the fire will reach Sydney by Tuesday evening.