The Science behind a fire explained...

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The Science behind a fire explained...

Fire is the process of combustion

Here's the science: it might be boring but its worth knowing!

The fire triangle is a simple model for understanding the key ingredients for most fires!

The triangle illustrates the three elements a fire needs to ignite: heat, fuel, and an oxidizing agent (usually oxygen).

A fire starts when there is a chemical reaction between a fuel source and oxygen. Where there is adequate heat -  along with the correct amount of fuel and oxygen - the reaction will take place and a fire will start.

For a fire to prosper, all three sides of the fire must be present. Therefore, if you can remove one of the 3 components, you can stop the fire.

 

 

 

Remove HEAT by COOLING

 

Remove OXYGEN by SMOTHERING

 

Remove FUEL by STARVING