The Science of Fires
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The fire plume of most of the natural fires do have three distinct regions of golden yellow leaping flames. Besides the flame and the smoke that helps in spreading the ferocity of fire, the object so affected by fire may have glares of different shades of colours depending on intensity. In fact since the dawn of civilisation, man’s efforts to understand fire have been directed at taming it in order to harness heat and light for the benefit of mankind and to control its unchecked advancement. Fuels, whether in solid, liquid or gaseous form, may undergo rapid chemical change interacting with oxygen or oxidants releasing large amount of energy at a fast rate that manifests in the form of heat and light. The chemical nature of the fuel/material burnt is of course important for the occurrence of the fire.