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Flame always moves up no matter what. We just talked about that in training tonight.
 

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themailleman said:
Everything is matter right?

What is fire.... gas, liquid, or solid?
Its a chemical reaction.

Paintballa44574 said:
maybe in a lighter because it is blowing the fumes up? heat rises.....in space their is no up.
It will still move up. Either way it moves up from where it is. It defies gravity whether there is gravity present or not. Basically fire always goes for the highest place.
 

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if it always goes for the highest place, and in a zero gravity environment, there is no true up, then wouldn't it extend out in all directions and possibly extinguish itself? Just throwing in my theory.
 

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good job! I forgot about that. Its been awhile since ive looked through the fire science book. Ill have to read over it again when I go to the station tonight.
 

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splatwithhonor3 said:
if it always goes for the highest place, and in a zero gravity environment, there is no true up, then wouldn't it extend out in all directions and possibly extinguish itself? Just throwing in my theory.

holy sh*t never thought of it like that.. smart guy, wow u got me thinking
 

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splatwithhonor3 said:
if it always goes for the highest place, and in a zero gravity environment, there is no true up, then wouldn't it extend out in all directions and possibly extinguish itself? Just throwing in my theory.
I agree. Could there be fire in a zero gravity area? In space there is no oxygen, and fire needs oxygen.
 

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stococker said:
I agree. Could there be fire in a zero gravity area? In space there is no oxygen, and fire needs oxygen.
uhh, he said a 0 gavity inviorment... not exactly space.. there are 0 gravity chambers n stuff
 

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Originally Posted by splatwithhonor3
if it always goes for the highest place, and in a zero gravity environment, there is no true up, then wouldn't it extend out in all directions and possibly extinguish itself? Just throwing in my theory.

That could be very well possible. After all there is no oxygen in space. And you have to have oxygen for a fire even if you have fuel.
 

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A fire has to be started from somewhere, it doesn't just spontaneously happen. In space it would move away from the source that ignited. Look at space shuttles. I'm not sure, I'm just guessing...

...but there can be fires in space if sustained by a source obviously. That's how we have rockets. There are chemicals that burn and create their own oxygen, making high atmosphere, and indeed zero-atmosphere flight possible!
 
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