From abc.net.au Sunday 29 September 2013:
Sydney firefighters save historic Barrenjoey lighthouse from headland blaze
Almost 80 Rural Fire Service volunteers have worked this morning to contain a bushfire on Sydney's northern beaches, near the historic Barrenjoey lighthouse.
The blaze started yesterday on the Barrenjoey Headland near Palm Beach and has burnt out 17 hectares of bushland.
The RFS said crews succeeded in saving the main lighthouse, but there is some damage to the roof of one building in the complex.
Spokesman Brendan Doyle said crews are still on scene.
"Currently crews are allowing the fire to burn slowly down to the waterline," he said.
"Crews are obviously controlling any hot spots around the main ridge of the Barrenjoey headland and any problem trees that may be in the area."
Two helicopters were on the scene yesterday to help firefighters after the fire broke out at 2:00pm (AEST).
The blaze had cut off access to the walking track at the headland and at the height of the fire it was feared tourists may have been trapped.
However, all people have been accounted for. One firefighter has been treated for minor burns.
Authorities had warned that if anyone was stuck in the area they could seek shelter at the lighthouse, where there was a clearing from the scrub.