We use the heat of
fire to cook meals, make hot water, melt metals, form
glasses and build different varieties of products.
Although beneficial in
most cases, fire can cause disasters when it is out of
control. Every day, thousands of fire accidents occur in
homes, work places, savannas and forests with no obvious
By understanding what
is needed to start fire, we can start controlled fire as
needed, and prevent unexpected and uncontrolled fire.