BUSH FIREFIGHTER BATTLES BUSHFIRE APPROACHING HOMES IN SYDNEY SUBURB.
A bush firefighter battles a bushfire approaching homes 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. REUTERS/David Gray