Criminals on the run from the law, a woman alone with her son at a secluded ranch house, a Sheriff tracking the criminals all come to a head with a fiery wildfire inferno bearing down on them. Will Casey and Arlo escape Sheriff Royce? Will they all escape the wildfire and find freedom in learning to trust again? More
Chelsea Bond and her son Daniel have come to their secluded ranch house near the town of Wilcox in Southern Oregon for a brief stay late in September. She is a beautiful, wealthy widow; her son, though disabled with Cerebral Palsy is bright and sensitive. They are spending the last few days at the ranch before Daniel returns to school. Her husband, Frank Bond, was caught in a business scandal and unwilling to stand trial, took his own life. Chelsea is now trying to come to terms with the loss of her husband and her future alone.
Tired of fighting the crime in the streets of Los Angeles, Sheriff Jack Royce has come to the small town of Wilcox. He liked the slower pace of the small town and the quiet simple life he had found.
Casey Donovan and Arlo Tam are two escaped convicts on the run through the rugged Siskiyou mountain wilderness of southern Oregon, headed for the California border. They robbed a bank in Roseburg and have a large duffle bag of stolen money. They come across a large ranch house in the woods, seemingly deserted except for a woman and a small boy the only occupants.
Frightened of the intruders, Chelsea tries not to upset them and hoping they will just take some supplies and leave when Sheriff Royce drives up to warn them of an approaching forest fire. Angered at the Sheriff’s appearance and in defiance of authority, Arlo pulls a gun and shoots the Sheriff and they escape in the Sheriff’s truck, but not before the two convicts take Chelsea hostage
Though wounded, the Sheriff is able to escape the onslaught of the approaching fire and get the himself and the boy to safety before the house is consumed. Once Daniel is safely with his Deputy, Sheriff Royce is tracking down the convicts. Just when he found a woman that was unlike any he’d met in a long while, he wasn’t about to leave Chelsea to an uncertain fate with those two convicts.