Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Fire is the rapid oxidation of a material in the chemical process of combustion, releasing heat, light, and various reaction products.

 Fire from a match
The fire tetrahedron

Fire in its most common form can result in conflagration, which has the potential to cause physical damage through burning. Fire is an important process that affects ecological systems across the globe. The positive effects of fire include stimulating growth and maintaining various ecological systems.
Fire has been used by humans for cooking, generating heat, signaling, and propulsion purposes.