Firefighters battle to save Sydney homes as bushfires close in on the suburbs

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The Independent Online
Bushfires reached Sydney's northern suburb of Marsfield yesterday where exhausted firefighters, who have been tackling bushfires in New South Wales for almost a week, faced 100ft-high flames. More than 90 fires are burning out of control - most of them are thought to have been started deliberately - and three men have died in the flames.

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