Charlie is a fireman who always does everything wrong. A man talks the Fire Chief into ignoring his burning home (he wants the insurance money) unaware that his daughter (the love of the Chief) is upstairs in the house. When the house next door catches fire its owner rouses Charlie who rouses the force.
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The film shows some early day street scenes in the surrounding Los Angeles area. See more
At the end of the film when Chaplin is rescuing the girl from the burning building, the person (actually a dummy) he carries on his back has dark hair until he reaches the ground. Upon reaching the ground, the girl is Edna Purviance who has blond hair. See more
Kino International distributes a set of videos containing all the 12 Mutual short films made by Chaplin in 1915 - 1917. They are presented by David Shepard, who copyrighted the versions in 1984, and has a music soundtrack composed and performed by Michael Mortilla who copyrighted his score in 1989. The running time of this film is 24 minutes. See more