Our inbound flight was forced to circle before landing at SYD-K.S (after an outbound U.A 747 for LAX , blew his tyres and had to return to the airport) ,I couldn't believe of how much smoke those bush-fires were producing .. It has been the worst fires in Australia history since the 60's and a state of emergency has been called as the S.F.D is afraid of all those brush fires reuniting at one point or another .
It does bring back memories of California's fires earlier this year , and i am always stunned of how the burn smell lingers so long after the fire is finished .