From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- A (usually self-sustaining) chemical reaction involving the bonding of oxygen with carbon or other fuel, with the production of heat and the presence of flame or smouldering.
- Something that has produced or is capable of producing this chemical reaction, such as a campfire.
- We sat around the fire singing songs and telling stories.
- The, often accidental, occurrence of fire in a certain place leading to its full or partial destruction.
- There was a fire at the school last night and the whole place burned down.
- During hot and dry summers many fires in forests are caused by regardlessly discarded cigarette butts.
- One of the four basic elements.
- Control of fire by early humans
- The Bonfire of the Vanities
- Quest for Fire (1981) by Jean-Jacques Annaud
- Psychoanalysis of Fire (1938) by Gaston Bachelard
- Book burning
- Execution by burning