"Agni, the god of fire." —Bulfinch, 1897

Agni

"Agni, the god of fire." —Bulfinch, 1897

"One of a pair of metallic stands used to support wood burned on an open hearth."-Whitney, 1902

Andiron

"One of a pair of metallic stands used to support wood burned on an open hearth."-Whitney, 1902

"Andirons were used for burning wood on an open hearth, and consisted of a horizontal bar raised on short supports, with an upright standard at one end." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Andiron

"Andirons were used for burning wood on an open hearth, and consisted of a horizontal bar raised on…

A firearm design where a sliding charger is positioned under the barrel, allowing for faster reloading times.

Fire Arm

A firearm design where a sliding charger is positioned under the barrel, allowing for faster reloading…

An Egyptian man using bellows on a fire.

Bellows

An Egyptian man using bellows on a fire.

An illustration of a boy carrying an armful of firewood through the front doorway of a house.

Boy Carrying Firewood Through Doorway

An illustration of a boy carrying an armful of firewood through the front doorway of a house.

A steel bucket filled with sand which is used to put out fires. Typically, fire buckets are painted bright red and have the word 'Fire' stencilled on them in white lettering. They are placed in prominent positions in rooms or corridors.

Fire Bucket

A steel bucket filled with sand which is used to put out fires. Typically, fire buckets are painted…

"Bunsen's Burner, a form of gas burner especially adapted for heating, consisting of a tube, in which, by means of holes in the side, the gas becomes mixed with air before consumption, so that it gives a non-illuminating smokeless flame." -Vaughan, 1906

Bunsen Burner

"Bunsen's Burner, a form of gas burner especially adapted for heating, consisting of a tube, in which,…

"Camp kettles can be hung on a support consisting of a green pole lying in the crotches of two upright posts of the same character. A narrow trench for the fire, about 1 foot deep, dug under the pole, not only protects the fire from the wind but saves fuel." — Moss, 1914

Camp kettle

"Camp kettles can be hung on a support consisting of a green pole lying in the crotches of two upright…

An illustration of makeshift military camp.

Military Camp

An illustration of makeshift military camp.

This sign is used to indicate that campfires are allowed nearby.

Campfire, Black and White

This sign is used to indicate that campfires are allowed nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that campfires are allowed nearby.

Campfire, Color

This sign is used to indicate that campfires are allowed nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that campfires are allowed nearby.

Campfire, Outline

This sign is used to indicate that campfires are allowed nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that campfires are allowed nearby.

Campfire, Silhouette

This sign is used to indicate that campfires are allowed nearby.

A father camping with his two sons.

Camping

A father camping with his two sons.

A candle is a light source consisting of a solid block of wax and a wick. Pictured is a hand lighting the candle with a match.

Candle

A candle is a light source consisting of a solid block of wax and a wick. Pictured is a hand lighting…

The remains of the Capitol Building after the fire during the War of 1812.

Capitol Building After the Fire

The remains of the Capitol Building after the fire during the War of 1812.

The Burning of Washington took place in 1814, during the Anglo-American War of 1812. British forces occupied Washington, D.C. and set fire to many public buildings. The facilities of the U.S. government, including the White House, were largely destroyed.

Remains of the Capitol After the Fire of 1814

The Burning of Washington took place in 1814, during the Anglo-American War of 1812. British forces…

Command signal used to order troops to begin firing their weapons.

Commence Firing

Command signal used to order troops to begin firing their weapons.

A group of Native American men in council.

Council

A group of Native American men in council.

Two soldiers firing their weapons. One is standing behind a tree, while the other is in the crouching position.

Firing from the Crouched and Standing Positions

Two soldiers firing their weapons. One is standing behind a tree, while the other is in the crouching…

A fire door is a type of door or movable barrier used as part of a passive fire protection system within buildings to prevent the spread of fire or smoke between separate sections. It is usually the only means of allowing people to pass through a fire resistant wall.

Fire Door

A fire door is a type of door or movable barrier used as part of a passive fire protection system within…

A Dutch colonial family in scene in the colony of New Amsterdam.

Dutch Family

A Dutch colonial family in scene in the colony of New Amsterdam.

An illustration of a man hold a woman's hand as they escape a fire.

Man and Woman Escaping Fire

An illustration of a man hold a woman's hand as they escape a fire.

"Throw this letter into the fire."

Fire

"Throw this letter into the fire."

An illustration of a small fire and smoke.

Small Fire and Smoke

An illustration of a small fire and smoke.

An early fire engine.

Fire Engine

An early fire engine.

"The fire engine is a modification of the forcing pump. It consists of two such pumps, the pistons of which are moved by a lever whith equal arms, the common fulcrum being at C." -Comstock 1850

Fire Engine

"The fire engine is a modification of the forcing pump. It consists of two such pumps, the pistons of…

"A Fire Engine is a machine employed for throwing a jet of water for the purpose of extinguishing fires. The more recently constructed fire engines include contrivances for preventing the entrance of mud and gravel. They are usually drawn by two horses, though smaller engines are made to be drawn by hand or by one horse, while steam-propelled engines are in use in some cities."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Steam Fire Engine

"A Fire Engine is a machine employed for throwing a jet of water for the purpose of extinguishing fires.…

Skull of <em>salamandra maculosa</em>, the fire salamander.

Skull of fire salamander

Skull of salamandra maculosa, the fire salamander.

Illustration of a fire-fly commonly found in the West Indies. Its scientific name is Pyrophorus noctilucus.

Fire-fly

Illustration of a fire-fly commonly found in the West Indies. Its scientific name is Pyrophorus noctilucus.

"The flames leap up the chimney." -Beard 1906

Fireplace

"The flames leap up the chimney." -Beard 1906

A bundle of firewood used for making a fire.

Firewood

A bundle of firewood used for making a fire.

A man firing his rifle from a doorway.

A Man Firing from a Doorway

A man firing his rifle from a doorway.

A soldier crouched in a window, firing his rifle from the covered position.

A Man Firing from a Window

A soldier crouched in a window, firing his rifle from the covered position.

A stream of burning vapor or gas; a blaze.

Flame

A stream of burning vapor or gas; a blaze.

"Flame. a, area of no combustion. b, area of partial combustion. c, area of complete combustion." -Foster, 1921

Flame Parts

"Flame. a, area of no combustion. b, area of partial combustion. c, area of complete combustion." -Foster,…

"The reducing flame (as of a blowpipe) is that part of the flame which is deficient in oxygen for combustion (RF in figure), and which has therefore a reducing effect, or, n other words, tends to deprive the substance under examination of oxygen; the oxidizing flame is that part (OF in figure) in which the oxygen is in excess, and which exerts the opposite or oxidizing effect. The distinction is important in blowpipe analysis." -Whitney, 1911

Reducing and Oxidizing Flames

"The reducing flame (as of a blowpipe) is that part of the flame which is deficient in oxygen for combustion…

"A Flying Machine is a device for enabling man to navigate the air. The feat of flying has been often attempted; even among the ancients it was tried, and we are informed, succeeded to some slight extent. The most notable modern experiments with a view to attaining this end have been conducted by Hiram Maxim, of England, constructing his machine on the plane system."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Maxim’s Flying Machine

"A Flying Machine is a device for enabling man to navigate the air. The feat of flying has been often…

General Israel Putnam putting out a fire at Fort Edward.

Putnam Putting Out the Fire at Fort Edward

General Israel Putnam putting out a fire at Fort Edward.

An illustration of a young girl lighting a candle on a table.

Girl Lighting a Candle

An illustration of a young girl lighting a candle on a table.

The Greek Griffin is associated with Antiquity and fire, usually appears on Candelabras and friezes. The Griffin has the body of a Lion and the head and wings of an Eagle.

Greek Griffin

The Greek Griffin is associated with Antiquity and fire, usually appears on Candelabras and friezes.…

The Renaissance Griffin is associated with Antiquity and fire, it appears on Candelabras and friezes. The Griffin has the body of a Lion and the head and wings of an Eagle.

Griffin Renaissance

The Renaissance Griffin is associated with Antiquity and fire, it appears on Candelabras and friezes.…

The Roman Griffin has the body of a Lion and the head and wings of an Eagle. The Griffin is usually associated with Antiquity and fire, and appears on Candelabras and friezes.

Roman Griffin

The Roman Griffin has the body of a Lion and the head and wings of an Eagle. The Griffin is usually…

"Before a glowing fire, with slippered feet, / The full fed man sits on his cushioned seat; / When warm and smoking, then it is he's told / Of some of the poor people freezing with the cold; / He's quite surprised, and says he cannot see, / (Since he's so warm,) how such a thing can be."&mdash;Barber, 1857

He That Is Warm, Thinks All Are

"Before a glowing fire, with slippered feet, / The full fed man sits on his cushioned seat; / When warm…

An illustration of a two story house engulfed in flames.

Two Story House on Fire

An illustration of a two story house engulfed in flames.

The destruction of Jerusalem.

The destruction of Jerusalem

The destruction of Jerusalem.

"A cook roasting a goose; he holds the spit with one hand, and blows the fire with a fan held in the other. A second person is cutting up joints of meat and putting them into the pot, which is boiling close at hand." &mdash; Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian kitchen

"A cook roasting a goose; he holds the spit with one hand, and blows the fire with a fan held in the…

"Fire escapes, to be used from without, consist either of simple ladders kept at convenient stations, or a series of ladders that can be joined together; of poles with baskets attached; of ropes with weights at one end, that they may be thrown into windows; of combinations of ladders, ropes, bags, baskets, nets, etc."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Modern Fire Ladder

"Fire escapes, to be used from without, consist either of simple ladders kept at convenient stations,…

A tall, slender lamp.

Lamp

A tall, slender lamp.

"A burnt child dreads the fire." -Trowbridge, 1866

Lesson Rebus

"A burnt child dreads the fire." -Trowbridge, 1866

An illustration of a man leaning against a tree watching the fire as a woman sleeps resting against a rock.

Man and Woman in Woods

An illustration of a man leaning against a tree watching the fire as a woman sleeps resting against…

An injured older couple sitting next to a large fire place.

An injured man and woman

An injured older couple sitting next to a large fire place.

An illustration of an elderly man sitting huddled in his chair next to a fire.

Man Sitting in Chair

An illustration of an elderly man sitting huddled in his chair next to a fire.

A splint of wood, with one end dipped in a chemical preparation of phosphorus.

Match

A splint of wood, with one end dipped in a chemical preparation of phosphorus.

This machine is used to make matches. A match is a consumable tool for lighting a fire in controlled circumstances on demand. Matches are readily available, being sold by tobacconists and many other kinds of shops. Matches are rarely sold singly; they are sold in multiples, packaged in match boxes or matchbooks.

Match Machine

This machine is used to make matches. A match is a consumable tool for lighting a fire in controlled…

Three men gathered closing around a small fire.

Men and Fire

Three men gathered closing around a small fire.

Two men roasting meat over an open fire.

Men Cooking

Two men roasting meat over an open fire.

The Mississippi at Port Hudson, Louisiana.

Mississippi at Port Hudson

The Mississippi at Port Hudson, Louisiana.

"Indian explaining the method of kindling a fire by the friction of two pieces of wood." &mdash;Wells, 1857

Native American Teachers

"Indian explaining the method of kindling a fire by the friction of two pieces of wood." —Wells,…