- "I guess she had that coming. People like that cause accidents, they're a menace."
— Joe Carter
Thompson Tower – an entire city contained in one enormous skyscraper – is opening for business when a car crash sends the whole tower up in flames. A family is trapped in the basement as the building collapses, but the only way International Rescue can reach them is to use an unreliable new cutting gas developed by Brains.
- Main article: City Of Fire/Storyline
- Main article: City Of Fire/Transcript
- Jeff Tracy - Peter Dyneley
- Scott Tracy - Shane Rimmer
- Virgil Tracy - David Holliday
- Alan Tracy - Matt Zimmerman
- Brains - David Graham
- Tin-Tin Kyrano - Christine Finn
- John Tracy - Ray Barrett
- Eddie Kerr - Matt Zimmerman
- Joe Carter - Ray Barrett
- Blanche Carter - Sylvia Anderson
- Tommy Carter - Sylvia Anderson
- Thompson Tower Controller - Matt Zimmerman
- Tower Control Assistant - David Graham
- Woman Driver - Christine Finn
- Woman Driver's Husband - David Graham
- Fire Chief (voice only, not seen on screen) - Peter Dyneley
International Rescue Equipment UsedEdit
Non-International Rescue Equipment UsedEdit
- Fire Department (Thompson Tower)
- Laboratory Rooms (Tracy Island)
- Thompson Tower
- Thompson Tower Control
- This was the first episode to be aired in 1966.
- Due to the show being first broadcast in production order in Australia, this was the third episode instead of The Perils Of Penelope. This same pattern was also used when the show was rerun on BBC2.
- The Control Tower from London International Airport makes two sneaky cameos in this episode.
- Music from Fireball XL5 can be heard when Joe and Blanche find Tommy in the air-conditioning plant, and after the Tower Controller tells his assistant to alert the Fire Tenders and seal the vent cover.
- Main article: City Of Fire/Goofs
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.
- 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); Vuurstad (VHS, DVD)
- Japanese: 世界一のビルの大火災