"I guess she had that coming. People like that cause accidents, they're a menace."
— Joe Carter

"City Of Fire" is the fifteenth episode of Thunderbirds season 1, first broadcast on 6th January 1966.


Thompson Tower – an entire city, contained in one enormous skyscraper – is opening for business when a car crashes through its massive underground car park, setting off a chain reaction that soon involves the entire tower in flames. As the local emergency services struggle to bring the blaze under control before the tower collapses, a family is discovered - trapped in the basement! International Rescue is summoned - but the Tracy brothers realize the only way of getting them out alive, is to use an unreliable new cutting gas developed by Brains...


Main article: City Of Fire/Storyline


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Main article: City Of Fire/Goofs

Alternate VersionsEdit

Thunderbirds The ComicEdit

In 1992, several episodes of Thunderbirds were adapted into comic book format for Fleetway's Thunderbirds The Comic series, with City Of Fire the fifth story. Written by Alan Fennell and illustrated by Steve Kyte, the 12 page adaptation began in issue #15 and was spread over 3 issues, emulating the presentation of the 1960's TV Century 21 stories.

Foreign TitlesEdit

  • French: Au feu!
  • German: Stadt in Flammen
  • Spanish: Ciudad en Llamas; La ciudad de fuego (DVD)
  • Italian: Un tragico incidente
  • Dutch: Stad in vlammen (TV 1966); Stad van vuur (TV 1991, VHS); Vuurstad (VHS, DVD)
  • Japanese: 世界一のビルの大火災