Incendiary stunts provide some thrills in this formulaic disaster picture
about the confluence of separate fires. Oregon fire patrol pilot Jim Merrick (D.B. Sweeney) relies on his intuition and makes a decision that fails to save his co-workers at Biner's Ridge. Although the casualties weren't really his fault, Merrick is demoted and suffers the censure of tanker pilots like Sammy Kerns (Diane Farr), and fire jumpers like Jack Skidder (Craig MacLachlan). Merrick's new chief at the Department of Fire second-guesses him constantly and tells him to take orders from Kerns. Although the Department utilizes satellite imagery, the firefighters rely on the expertise of lea...