FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE BUSHFIRE APPROACHING HOMES IN SYDNEY SUBURB.
Bush firefighters battle a bushfire approaching homes in the Sydney
suburb of West Pymble January 2, 2002. Worsening weather conditions
have once again caused problems for firefighters with more than 100
summer bushfires continuing to burn out of control in Sydney's
southern, northern and western suburbs. Some 140 houses and thousands
of hectares (acres) have been destroyed, but there have been no deaths
or serious injuries. REUTERS/David Gray