Taming the Fire Triangle

February 2010
Fire Engineering;Feb2010, Vol. 163 Issue 2, p122
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The article discusses the creation of a fire or the so-called fire triangle. The fire triangle consists of three elements needed in order to start a fire, namely fuel, oxygen, and heat. The author adds that there is a critical fourth element and that is the chemical chain reaction, which is actually the fire itself. Taming the fire is generally done by removing the heat element using water. Containment using protective barriers is another way to mitigate the spread of fire.


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