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Oh yay. TBQH, I kinda guessed this when I looked out the window this morning.

"The air quality in Melbourne's suburbs has dropped to the worst-rated level this morning, as smoke from bushfires in East Gippsland and the north-east continues to blanket the state."

abc.net.au/news/2020-01-14/mel

You might think something near us was on fire. It's not. We're hundreds of kilometres from anything burning. The Failwheel is 700m away from here according to the map.

@mike Yeah, there's not a lot of visibility out there.

@pelagikat there's a visible haze between me and the houses on the other side of the street. That's pretty fucked.

@GwenfarsGarden it is, and we're not even very close to any of the actual fires. It's going to be a lot worse in other places.

@mike I suspect there are going to be a big increase of people with respiratory problems. The knock on effects are sadly going to be countless.

@GwenfarsGarden I'm pretty robust and healthy in general, but I'm suddenly remembering what it was like before I quit smoking 10 years ago. If I'm noticing it, there must be people going through hell out there.

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