Fire fighting: shots of men handling hoses, hosing down trees untouched by fire, smoke visible through the trees in background. Lengthy sequence on bulldozer clearing swath of bush to act as a fire break. Scotch Creek vicinity. Shots of one, two men taking a break, one treating himself for minor smoke inhalation, two men discussing the fire. More shots of bulldozer at work. TRAVELLING SHOT from passenger seat as bulldozer clears fire break. Shots of large number of helmeted men walking into the forest with axes, chopping at underbrush. Cut to truck load of men heading for the fire on dirt road. Shots of man sawing windfalls and keeping an eye out for falling trees.