Mickey Mouse and Goofy are planning to take a break from detective work and take a cruise on the Flying Flounder. Just as they are planning to leave, they are forced to postpone their plans thanks to Chief O'Hara, who has recently received a letter from his brother, the Sheriff of Peaceful Valley, wherein he mentions an unspecified predicament that could cost him his job. O'Hara asks Goofy and Mickey to take a short trip to Peaceful Valley to find out what this predicament might be. Shortly after they arrive, they find that the whole town has been sporadically catching on fire, with various buildings randomly bursting into flames at various times. They try to solve the mystery, but crooks Scuttle and Dum-Dum have other ideas...
- Chief O'Hara has a brother who is the Sheriff of Peaceful Valley, a small town in a remote mountain location.
- Chief O'Hara states that the O'Hara family has "a perfect record as peace officers for six generations." This would indicate that O'Hara ancestors all the way back to Chief O'Hara's great-great-great-grandfather were law enforcement officers of some sort.
- Chief O'Hara also has a cousin named Cedric, the captain of the Flying Flounder.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Phantom Fires is a comic story. It was originally published in 1957 across three different issues of Walt Disney's Comics and Stories, starting with Walt Disney Comics and Stories #200 in May and and ending with Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #202 in July. It was written by Carl Fallberg, with art done by Paul Murry.