FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE BUSHFIRE APPROACHING HOMES IN BLUE MOUNTAINS WEST
Firefighters battle a bushfire as it approaches homes in the Blue
Mountains suburb of Faulconbridge west of Sydney January 3, 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. More
than 140 houses and thousands of hectares (acres) have been destroyed,
but there have been no deaths or serious injuries. REUTERS/David Gray