I always wondered why Jayfeather/hollyleaf/lionblaze/squirrelflight didn't just knock him away so that their lives could be saved. Like if squirrelflight never said the whole thing would Hollyleaf, Lionblaze and Jayfeather just kinda sit there and burn to death?
What I love most about this picture, is that it actually follows the books description. The scene is usually drawn with the cats standing on flat land, but the book describes it as a cliff where the cats were blocked by the walls of rock and fire, and Ashfur's branch was the only way to escape. This picture is my favourite interpretation of this scene, and it brilliant captures the feel of the fire and the urge to escape. Your fire is astonishingly well done as well.