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"Some insolent Triads stole my beautiful car last night, wrecked it and left it burning! Some of my most precious donkey memorabilia was in the trunk! Real collectibles that are irreplaceable, my friend! I've hidden a throbbing weapon in the edge of Chinatown. Take it and teach and these Triad vandals to fear El Burro's well-endowed wrath! ARRIBA!"
El Burro

Trial By Fire is a mission in Grand Theft Auto III given to protagonist Claude by Diablos leader El Burro from a payphone in the Hepburn Heights area of Portland Island, Liberty City.


Claude answers a payphone in Hepburn Heights. El Burro tells Claude that the Triads had stolen a car of Burro's with some of his memorabilia. They then wrecked and burned the car, so El Burro instructs Claude to avenge his Diablo Stallion by killing 25 Triads with a flamethrower. Claude then heads for Chinatown, where El Burro has placed a flamethrower. Claude sets fire to twenty-five Triads and completes the task.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Go to Chinatown and pick up the flamethrower
  • Burn 25 Triads


The reward for completing the mission is $10,000. The player can get a $6,000 bonus by taking out the Triad group at the basketball courts in Little China Park. The mission Big'n'Veiny is unlocked. Also, after completion of the mission, the Triads will become violent towards Claude, even if the player has not completed the mission The Pick-Up from Toni Cipriani.



  • The name "Trial by Fire" may be a reference to "Trial by Ordeal" by which the guilt or innocence of the accused is determined by subjecting them to a painful task.
  • This mission originally was given by Darkel in which you would kill 50 civilians in a set time limit.

Video walkthroughs

PC Version iPad Version
GTA 3 - Walkthrough - Mission 25 - Trial By Fire (HD)02:51

GTA 3 - Walkthrough - Mission 25 - Trial By Fire (HD)

GTA 3 - iPad Walkthrough - Mission 25 - Trial By Fire03:36

GTA 3 - iPad Walkthrough - Mission 25 - Trial By Fire


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