After Homer accidentally sets fire to the backyard, he takes refuge in Moe's, where Barney is busy complaining that his friends missed his birthday. Homer reminds Barney that he threw him a party and shows him a video of the drunken birthday boy to prove it. Barney is so embarrassed he vows to quit drinking and take the helicopter lessons Moe bought him for his birthday. Meanwhile, back at the Simpson house, Bart and Lisa enter a competition to create a new cover for the Springfield phone book. Finding an old camera, they set out to snap the winning photo. But while taking a picture from a scenic outlook, a stray flash bulb creates a brush fire, leaving Bart and Lisa trapped while a fire rages all around them. A newly sober Barney is the only man who can save them.