Fire Chemistry

What is fire?

Fire is a chemical reaction.

You need three things to start a fire:

Heat + Oxygen + Fuel = Fire

This is also known as the triangle of fire. If you take any one away the fire will go out. Keep them all separate and a fire will not start.

How fire begins

A fire can start from the flick of a lighter or a lightning strike.

Most fires begin because of a human error and can be avoided.

Knowing how to prevent fires is very important.

But so is knowing what to do if a fire starts.

Can you spot a potential danger in this messy kitchen?