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Australia: Ash washes up on Sydney beach after bushfires

Australia, Sydney
December 12, 2019 at 09:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ash from bushfires raging across New South Wales washed up on Balmoral beach in Sydney, as footage filmed on Thursday shows.

Ash was seen covering the beach as the water turned black.

One Sydney resident found it "terrifying how big they [bushfires] are," adding that "it's only December, and we are not looking to get any rain for quite some time yet."

Another resident said, "I think it's one of the worst bushfires, from my recollection, that took place in Australia."

Marine scientists have expressed concern that the situation could put fish at risk and affect Sydney's drinking water.

At least six people have died and some 700 homes have been destroyed in the ongoing bushfires.

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Ash from bushfires raging across New South Wales washed up on Balmoral beach in Sydney, as footage filmed on Thursday shows.

Ash was seen covering the beach as the water turned black.

One Sydney resident found it "terrifying how big they [bushfires] are," adding that "it's only December, and we are not looking to get any rain for quite some time yet."

Another resident said, "I think it's one of the worst bushfires, from my recollection, that took place in Australia."

Marine scientists have expressed concern that the situation could put fish at risk and affect Sydney's drinking water.

At least six people have died and some 700 homes have been destroyed in the ongoing bushfires.

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