When two forest fires collide, they create a ferocious storm, an unpredictable inferno that demonstrates the true power of nature. Howling winds whip the flames into a frenzy, creating massive tornadoes of fire rising up to 600 feet. The fires become so massive that they actually become their own weather system. Parachuting into and fighting these "firestorms" is an all-too-regular occurences for fearless smokejumper Jessie Graves and his close-knit team. But as Graves prepares again to battle a rampaging blaze, he is unaware that convicted murderer Earl Shaye, posing as a firefighter, is using the firestorm to implement a daring escape plan. As nature's ultimate inferno threatens to engulf him, Graves is caught in the middle of a deadly situation. Using few tools and without backup, he must now try to outsmart the cunning killer and save an orinthologist, Jennifer, who has been taken hostage. But the fire is turning, and time is running out!