RESIDENTS IN SYDNEY SUBURB OF SOUTH TURRAMURRA BATTLE BUSHFIRES.
A fire fighter battles a bushfire in bushland behind houses in the
Sydney suburb of South Turramurra January 1, 2002. More than 100 summer
bushfires continue to burn out of control on Sydney's southern and
western outskirts as thousands of weary firefighters across the state
of New South Wales battle blazes since Christmas day. Some 150 houses
and thousands of hectares have been destroyed, but there have been no
deaths or serious injuries. REUTERS/Mark Baker