Backdraft: Fire Is a Living Thing
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  • Chemistry → Oxidation-Reduction Reactions → Combustion

A fire investigator and a fireman are at the scene of an incident involving fire. The investigator explains how the backdraft likely occurred and starts a fire to illustrate to the fireman how a fire starts and spreads. He states that fire is a living thing, as it breathes and eats, and suggests that fire needs to be respected if you want to beat it.

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  1. What is needed in order for combustion to occur?
  2. How is fire important to our society? How can it cause problems?
  3. Why is it important to respect fire?

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