Raging forest fires in spectacular Technicolor are the main attraction here. Widmark stars as a veteran firefighter of the US Forestry Service who takes his men paratrooping into the heart of yet another inferno. This fire proves disastrous, however, and it consumes all the brave
firefighters except Widmark, who somehow survives. Upon his recovery, Widmark is confronted by Hunter, the son of one of the men who perished. Hunter accuses Widmark of cowardly fleeing the flames, leaving his men to die. Since Widmark blacked out during the incident and has no clear recollection
of what actually did happen, Hunter's accusations shake him deeply. Apparently Hunter's claims...