Rated:  PG
Summary:  An arsonist is at work in Virginia City and around the neighbouring ranches including the Ponderosa.

A series of mischievous fire events has everybody nervous and cautious when the weather is still so hot and dry and no sign of rain anytime soon.

Seventeen year old Joe Cartwright wanted to help his father and brothers complete some work, but is sent home when he is not feeling well.  On his way home, Joe witnesses the person responsible for the fires, trying to start larger ones just outside of the Ponderosa borders.

A dangerous wildfire takes hold in the heavily forested area and it takes Ben and all his hands to try and prevent it from threatening their timber plantations.

The arsonist doesn’t want Joe Cartwright to identify him, and sets a course of events that have the young man racing to get away from the flames, without his family knowing that he is in grave danger.

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