|Season 05, Episode 03|
|Air Date||October 2, 1997|
|Previous||Open and Shut|
A Malibu Hills fire is the backdrop for rising tensions between the residents; a disgraced stockbroker, a naturalist, a worried father, and a land developer. A worried Dr. Sloan deals with his own parental fears when Steve helps fight the fire.
When a forest fire rages near Malibu, the Community General mobile team and voluntary firefighter Steve soon find not only the flames and shifting wind endanger them and other lives, but also a number of personal motives for murder among locals centering around the only general store-owner, his daughter and a recently released investment fraudster who nearly ruined many locals.
- Dick Van Dyke as Mark Sloan
- Victoria Rowell as Amanda Bentley
- Charlie Schlatter as Jesse Travis
- Barry Van Dyke as Steve Sloan
- Brian Patrick Clarke as Jerry Grayle
- Robert Fuller as Newman
- Randolph Mantooth as Mayor Bill Tremont
- Marisol Nichols as Sally Tremont
- Gabriel Bologna as Howard Purcell
- Richard Gross as Gus Collier
- Jennifer Tighe as Rebecca Fleetwood