What is Fire?

Fire is a chemical reaction that releases light and heat. The display usually marks the meeting of a combustible material and oxygen, although other chemicals can spark flames as well. These flames occur when small particles of the combustible material are heated to the point of incandescence and shot upward.

The Fire Triangle
  • Gasses – Natural, Propane,Butane, Hydrogen,Acetylene, Carbon Monoxide.
  • Liquids – Gasoline,Kerosene, Turpentine,Alcohol, Paints, Varnish,Lacquer
  • Solids – Coal, Wood,Paper, Cloth, Wax,Grease, Leather,Plastic, Grain, Hay

Fuel, heat and oxygen are all needed in the right combination to produce fire.