by pollockc2

Hosted by: Colin Stuart and Emily Fair


The basic concept of fire, which was discovered as far back as 800,000 years ago, is based off the fire triangle. The 3 things a fire needs to burn are oxygen, heat, and fuel. However, if you take away one of the sides from the triangle fire isn’t possible and will immediately diminish.  Fire can be extremely devastating when it burns out of control. For example forest fires in California, the great Chicago fire, and as talked about in this Podcast the fire of London.   Although fire can cause such great devastation without it we would not have the benefits of cooking, heating, the ability to shape metal or pottery, engines, lighting, electricity, and medicines. Temperature fire can reach range anywhere from the common candle at 1400 °F to a blow torch at 3272 °F and temperature can even exceed that.