A moritat from the time of the Saxon kingdom. The volunteer fire brigade of Siebenthal has nothing to do. When their go-to restaurant is in a badly dilapidated condition, but the landlord has no money for renovation, the fire brigade decides to offer some help by setting it on fire themselves. However, this is not quite successful. They look for a new object to set fire to, the supposedly empty prison. But there is a single prisoner who is heroically rescued by Captain Kaden. The landlord of the restaurant is still in trouble and Captain Kaden tries once again to "help". He is buried under the collapsing house. The arson is covered up and Kaden is solemnly buried (without a body). For Kaden has fallen into the old silver mine below and leaves the place unnoticed with his beloved.