This film captures the human stories surrounding the devastating 1957 bush fires which tore through Leura and Wentworth Falls in the summer of 1957-58. The film documents the fire and its toll by tracing the stories behind an ill-prepared yet heroic community who faced these fires and then coped with the tragic aftermath.

The lessons from 55 years ago will help us to better prepare the Blue Mountains community to deal with fire in 2013.