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Introduction

Fire is a chemical reaction that requires the rapid burning of fuel. A combination of heat, oxygen, and fuel are the components required to create fire.
A fire will be extinguished if any of these elements are adequately controlled. For example:
  • Covering a fire will remove its oxygen source, extinguishing the fire.
  • Cooling the burning material will remove the heat.
  • Removing the fuel if possible.