There are three ingredients that make a Fire : Fuel,
Energy and Oxygen.
Fuel consists of any material that burns. From woods,paper,right
down to kerosene and inflammable gases.Energy consist of a spark, it could
be a small ember,and electrical, fault, friction, anything.Oxygen,as we
know, exists in abundance all around us.When these three elements come together,
they create fire without any warning.Remove even one of these elements,
and you can put out a fire successfully.
Danger from the Fire:
Most people know that the majority of deaths during fires are caused,not
by the heat,but by the victim being overcome by toxic smoke from the fire.
This is because nearly all fuels produce potentially lethal gases, such
as carbon monoxide, and particular types of burning materials also produce
their own unique hazards. Burning wood and paper produce acrolein; burning
polyurethane foam gives off cyanides; while PVC creates hydrogenchloride
gas. All fires creates a highly dangerous atmosphere, and obviously the
longer the fire burns, the higher the concentration of these gases becomes.Putting
the fire out - and putting it out as quickly as possible- is of prime importance.