BUSH FIREFIGHTERS REST ON SIDE OF ROAD AS BUSHFIRE DIES DOWN IN SYDNEY
Bush firefighter Chris Beasley (Front) and Fraser Whitson rest on the
side of the road as smoke surrounds them after a bushfire moved through
the valley in the Sydney suburb of West Pymble January 2, 2002.
Australian police have arrested 21 people for arson linked to more than
100 bushfires blazing around Sydney and along Australia's east coast.
Australia's worst fires in seven years have destroyed 300,000 hectares
(740,000 acres) of bush, twice the size of greater London, destroyed
150 homes and killed thousands of livestock since Christmas Day.