Facts about Fire
- Fire is a chemical reaction. That unleashes heat and light.
- Fire is a reaction of oxygen and fuel thus causing the Fire to burn.
- Without the oxygen in the air, it can not assemble heat and smoke.
- It has been said that Earth is the only place where fire can burn. Other places do not provide enough oxygen.
- A low oxygen fire will construct a yellow glow. While a high oxygen fire will burn blue.
- A blaze can be put out in 3 different ways.
- Smothering the Oxygen
- Exterminating the fuel source
- Impulsive combustion is a real thing! Some fuel sources can create heat on their own. Examples: Haystacks, old newspapers.
- It is not known who masterminded the fire hydrant. The patent was demolished in a fire in 1836. (WHO KNEW…IN A FIRE!)
- I heard you can start a fire with ice. I have yet to study that one.
- Fires move faster going uphill rather than downhill.
- Fun fact: In the old days fire stations used horses to get around on. They also had spiral staircases in the stations. Know why? To make sure the horses were unable to climb into the living space. Brilliant!
- Call your local SERVPRO today. # 248-246-0790 for Fire Restoration.