PHOTOS: Firies injured, homes lost as west Sydney burns

By Lisa Davies, Nick Ralston and Peter Hannam
Updated September 10 2013 - 10:11am, first published 5:34am
Fire destroyed vehicles in Londonderry in western Sydney. Photo: NICK MOIR
Fire destroyed vehicles in Londonderry in western Sydney. Photo: NICK MOIR
Rural Fire Service crews from Sutherland and Loftus keep an eye on the flank of a bushfire near Londonderry. Photo: DALLAS KILPONEN

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Smoke colours the sky in western Sydney. Photo: DALLAS KILPONEN
Smoke haze colours the sunset in Sydney. Photo: SIMONE DE PEAK
An RFS crew on Londonderry Rd. Pic: Nick Moir
An abandoned truck burns on Londonderry Rd. Pic: Nick Moir

City office workers might have complained about smoke in their eyes and nostrils on Tuesday afternoon but on Sydney's north-western fringe, firefighters were engaged in a running battle to save lives and homes as the summer bushfire season kicked off with terrifying scenes.

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