AUSTRALIAN FIREFIGHTERS DOUSE SMOULDERING TREES AFTER RAIN CALMS
BUSHFIRES IN BLUE MOUNTAINS.
Firefighters Peter Smith (R) and Martin Gilmour from Bullaburra hose
down smouldering trees after it rained in the Blue Mountains west of
Sydney January 7, 2002. Firefighters received a long-awaited reprieve
from massive bushfires after heavy rain fell in the mountains,
extinguishing most of the blazes around threatened homes. REUTERS/David