Sydney Smoke Is Triggering Indoor Alarms
As over 80 fires continue to blaze across the state, perhaps the worst blanket of smoke in the past few weeks has descended upon Sydney. The haze is even drifting indoors (as we can attest in our office alone) and has gotten so bad that indoor smoke alarms are being triggered. There are multiple reports on social media that offices across the city are being evacuated due to smoke alarms being triggered by smoke filtering indoors. This has included the University of Sydney.Bush fire smoke triggered the fire alarm in our building #bushfiresNSW#usydpic.twitter.
Media captionJoanne Kay and her son Josh were on board the Airbus A321 and have described what happened. A British Airways flight was evacuated after smoke filled the cabin shortly before landing. It said staff members had assisted customers in the airport terminal after the evacuation .
Qantas flight forced to turn around after cabin filled with smoke from an oven. The plane was less than 100km into its flight from Sydney to Auckland. The plane landed safely and without incident at Auckland International Airport . A St John spokeswoman said that no patients required medical
Passengers were evacuated onto the tarmac of Sydney Airport after a Qantas plane was forced to make an emergency landing due to the cabin filling with smoke.
A Sydney to Perth flight departed just after 10:00am on Sunday and was 30 minutes into the flight when the captain announced the plane had to turn around due to mid-flight hydraulic issues.
Passengers told the ABC that while the plane was on the runway, smoke began to fill the cabin.
"We were on the runway waiting to be towed in and we started to smell burning," Dillon Parker said.
"That's when the cabin crew got us out."
Passenger Ally Kemp said the scene was "terrifying".
"Everyone had to exit the plane via slide onto Sydney tarmac after the cabin filled with smoke and the captain screamed evacuate," Ms Kemp said.
NSW Ambulance said "all patients had been evacuated" and many were treated for "minor injuries".
More to come.
Sydney Airport faces major delays due to smoke and wind .
Thick smoke and strong winds from the southerly change have caused delays of about one hour at both the domestic and international terminals. Strong southerly winds have made it too difficult to land or take-off.https://twitter.com/9NewsAUS/status/1208291762470408194The number of runways in use has been drastically reduced.Check the Sydney Airport's website for details on flight delays.