Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Tips

The Fires Won't Light!
This most likely means that you have not completed the entire level all the way through, from beating a lone enemy to getting some key dropped on the ground or given to you during a cut scene. If you did not, then going through to the next area will be impossible.

Also note, the fires burning will typically cause the game to, for a moment, pause on them. Make sure to get a good look before moving on. Sometimes it is best to look where the camera focuses on to where you are going.