Melbourne: vision of the apocalypse?

My Melbourne friend Richard (one of the several Richards I know there) sends this photo of Melbourne’s smoke-filled sky today as residents face the massive bushfires.

Melbourne's smoky sky

He writes:

So far around 400,000 hectares have been burned.

Although the fires are burning in an area between 150 and 200km north-east of the city, they’re casting a smoky haze over Melbourne. You can smell it, even indoors, and despite the pollution in the CBD.

It’s like God’s fired up his pot-belly stove.

The Age is collecting further smog photos too.

4 Replies to “Melbourne: vision of the apocalypse?”

  1. For some reason I’m reminded of these words from 1993:

    ‘…and so we hold each other tightly, and hold on for tomorrow….’

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