MALIBU FIREFIGHTERS TAKE CIGARETTE BREAK AFTER FIGHTING FLARE UP IN
SIMI VALLEY FIRE.
Malibu firefighter Shilee Cloud, 30, (R) takes a drag from a cigarette
as she takes a break with Patty Peterson, 46, after fighting brush
flare-ups on the eastern flank of the Simi Valley fire, in Stevenson
Ranch, California, October 29, 2003. More than 11,000 firefighters are
battling California's worst ever wildfires that have killed at least 18
people and destroyed 2,000 homes. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson