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[[File:Incendio Hut.jpg|right|thumb|[[Rubeus Hagrid's cabin]] on fire.]]
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[[File:Tumblr mlq0d7zOc01r3lpslo2 r2 250.gif|right|frame|[[Dumbledore]] conjuring a firestorm]]
   
{{Quote|However, like many creatures that dwell in cold and darkness, they fear light and warmth, which we shall therefore call to our aid should the need arise. Fire, Harry.|Albus Dumbledore discusses the usefulness of fire when dealing with Dark creatures like [[Inferius|Inferi]].|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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{{Quote|You have to admit though, fire's pretty fascinating.|[[Seamus Finnigan]] to [[Ronald Weasley]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)}}
   
 
'''Fire''' is a term used to describe the large amount of heat, light, and energy created by the rapid oxidation of a material.<ref>{{Wikilink|Fire}}</ref> In the [[wizarding world]], numerous types of [[magic]]al fire exist.
 
'''Fire''' is a term used to describe the large amount of heat, light, and energy created by the rapid oxidation of a material.<ref>{{Wikilink|Fire}}</ref> In the [[wizarding world]], numerous types of [[magic]]al fire exist.
   
 
==Types of fire==
 
==Types of fire==
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===Regular flames===
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Natural flame can be produced using the [[Fire-Making Spell]].
   
 
===Black and purple flames===
 
===Black and purple flames===
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===Bluebell flames===
 
===Bluebell flames===
 
{{Main|Bluebell flames}}
 
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[[File:BluebellFlames.jpg|thumb|left|Hermione Granger using bluebell flames on some [[Devil's Snare]].]]
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[[File:BluebellFlames.jpg|thumb|left|210px|Hermione Granger using bluebell flames on some [[Devil's Snare]].]]
 
[[Bluebell flames]] are a peculiar type of fire that can keep burning without fuel and only burns that which is held over it. Because of this, the fire is waterproof, and can be safely carried in a jar or even in the hand. This type of flame was noted to be a specialty of [[Hermione Granger]].
 
[[Bluebell flames]] are a peculiar type of fire that can keep burning without fuel and only burns that which is held over it. Because of this, the fire is waterproof, and can be safely carried in a jar or even in the hand. This type of flame was noted to be a specialty of [[Hermione Granger]].
   
 
===Fiendfyre===
 
===Fiendfyre===
 
{{Main|Fiendfyre}}
 
{{Main|Fiendfyre}}
[[File:Fiendfyre.jpg|thumb|right|Fiendfyre.]]
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[[File:Fiendfyre.jpg|thumb|230px|Fiendfyre.]]
 
[[Fiendfyre]] is perhaps the most dangerous type of magical fire. Apparently semi-sentient, Fiendfyre manifests as an abnormally large fire that takes the shape of dangerous creatures such as [[dragon]]s and [[chimaera]]s. The flames are incapable of being extinguished by normal water, and are so potent that they can destroy [[Horcrux]]es. [[Vincent Crabbe]] attempted to use this fire to kill [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley]], and [[Hermione Granger]] in the [[Room of Requirement]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], but the fire got out of control and killed him instead.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 31 (''The Battle of Hogwarts'')</ref>
 
[[Fiendfyre]] is perhaps the most dangerous type of magical fire. Apparently semi-sentient, Fiendfyre manifests as an abnormally large fire that takes the shape of dangerous creatures such as [[dragon]]s and [[chimaera]]s. The flames are incapable of being extinguished by normal water, and are so potent that they can destroy [[Horcrux]]es. [[Vincent Crabbe]] attempted to use this fire to kill [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley]], and [[Hermione Granger]] in the [[Room of Requirement]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], but the fire got out of control and killed him instead.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 31 (''The Battle of Hogwarts'')</ref>
   
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*[[Fire-Making Spell]]
 
*[[Fire-Making Spell]]
 
*[[Firestorm]]
 
*[[Firestorm]]
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*[[Hand-held flames]]
 
*''[[Lacarnum Inflamarae]]''
 
*''[[Lacarnum Inflamarae]]''
 
*[[Stream of Flames]]
 
*[[Stream of Flames]]
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*[[Jiggery Pokery]], [[Hocus Pocus]], [[Squiggly wiggly]] (Alleged - Harry Potter used these nonsense incantations to scare [[Dudley Dursley]], trying to make him believe he was setting a hedge on fire.)<ref name="CS1">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', Chapter 1 - (''The Worst Birthday'')</ref>
   
 
==Creatures capable of producing fire==
 
==Creatures capable of producing fire==
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==Other magical uses of fire==
 
==Other magical uses of fire==
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{{Quote|However, like many creatures that dwell in cold and darkness, they fear light and warmth, which we shall therefore call to our aid should the need arise. Fire, Harry.|Albus Dumbledore discusses the usefulness of fire when dealing with Dark creatures like [[Inferius|Inferi]].|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
   
 
[[Floo Powder]] is a common way of magical transport that involves fire. By throwing the powder in a fireplace, one can quickly transport themselves to any other fire connected to the [[Floo Network]].
 
[[Floo Powder]] is a common way of magical transport that involves fire. By throwing the powder in a fireplace, one can quickly transport themselves to any other fire connected to the [[Floo Network]].
   
Certain types of creatures, such as [[Ashwinder]]s and [[salamander]]s, are created from fires.
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Certain types of creatures, such as [[Ashwinder]]s and [[salamander]]s, are created from fires; fires that create salamanders are called [[salamander fire]]s. On a [[Burning Day]], a [[phoenix]] bursts into flames and is then reborn from the ashes.<ref name="CS12">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', Chapter 12 - (''The Polyjuice Potion'')</ref>
   
Aside from this, fire is also used much as it is in the [[Muggle]] world: for heating, cooking, light, etc. Indeed, as [[wizardkind]] has not adopted [[electricity]], the mundane uses of fire are even more important for them then they are for Muggles.
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Aside from this, fire is also used much as it is in the [[Muggle]] world: for heating, cooking, light, etc. Indeed, as [[wizardkind]] has not adopted [[electricity]], the mundane uses of fire are even more important for them then they are for Muggles. A comfortable temperature is maintained in the [[Great Hall]] and the [[common room]]s of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] during the winter by using fireplaces.
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In [[1994]], wizards camping out prior to the [[1994 Quidditch World Cup|Quidditch World Cup]] resorted to using Muggle means such as matches to start fires as magic was supposed to be prohibited, though some conjured fire with their [[wand]]s while giving furtive looks.<ref name="GF7">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', Chapter 7 - (''Bagman and Crouch'')</ref>
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The [[Goblet of Fire]] is a magical object full to the brim with dancing blue-white flames. It is enchanted to determine who will participate in the [[Triwizard Tournament]].<ref name="GF16">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', Chapter 16 - (''The Goblet of Fire'')</ref>
   
 
Fire is one of the few things that [[Inferi]] fear, as it produces light and warmth that opposes to the dark and cold nature of the enchanted corpses, and retreat at the presence of it.
 
Fire is one of the few things that [[Inferi]] fear, as it produces light and warmth that opposes to the dark and cold nature of the enchanted corpses, and retreat at the presence of it.
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Potions are commonly brewed in a [[cauldron]] placed over a fire.
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[[Devil's Snare]] is highly averse to fire.<ref name="PS16">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', Chapter 16 - (''Through the Trapdoor'')</ref>
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When [[Veela]] become enraged, they are capable of morphing into a form that can throw fire from its hands.<ref name="GF8">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', Chapter 8 - (''The Quidditch World Cup'')</ref>
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Careless [[spell]]-casting, or spell-casting with a faulty wand, can result in things being set on fire.
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==Behind the scenes==
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*When Harry Potter's [[Harry Potter's scars|scar]] on his forehead pained him, it was often described as feeling like it was "on fire."<ref name="PS15">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', Chapter 15 - (''The Forbidden Forest'')</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==

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Dumbledore conjuring a firestorm

"You have to admit though, fire's pretty fascinating."
Seamus Finnigan to Ronald Weasley[src]

Fire is a term used to describe the large amount of heat, light, and energy created by the rapid oxidation of a material.[1] In the wizarding world, numerous types of magical fire exist.

Types of fireEdit

Regular flamesEdit

Natural flame can be produced using the Fire-Making Spell.

Black and purple flamesEdit

Main article: Black flames
Main article: Purple flames

Black and purple flames are two related types of fire that can be used to block off areas. These can be passed through only by drinking a particular type of potion. During the 1991–1992 school year, Severus Snape utilized both of these fires as part of his obstacle guarding the Philosopher's Stone.[2]

Bluebell flamesEdit

Main article: Bluebell flames
BluebellFlames

Hermione Granger using bluebell flames on some Devil's Snare.

Bluebell flames are a peculiar type of fire that can keep burning without fuel and only burns that which is held over it. Because of this, the fire is waterproof, and can be safely carried in a jar or even in the hand. This type of flame was noted to be a specialty of Hermione Granger.

FiendfyreEdit

Main article: Fiendfyre
Fiendfyre

Fiendfyre.

Fiendfyre is perhaps the most dangerous type of magical fire. Apparently semi-sentient, Fiendfyre manifests as an abnormally large fire that takes the shape of dangerous creatures such as dragons and chimaeras. The flames are incapable of being extinguished by normal water, and are so potent that they can destroy Horcruxes. Vincent Crabbe attempted to use this fire to kill Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley, and Hermione Granger in the Room of Requirement during the Battle of Hogwarts, but the fire got out of control and killed him instead.[3]

Gubraithian FireEdit

Main article: Gubraithian Fire

Gubraithian Fire is a type of fire that is capable of burning forever. It is a very advanced type of enchantment, and only a very powerful wizard, such as Albus Dumbledore, could create it. A torch of this fire was one of gifts Dumbledore sent via Rubeus Hagrid and Olympe Maxime to Karkus.[4]

Other spells that create fireEdit

Creatures capable of producing fireEdit

Other magical uses of fireEdit

"However, like many creatures that dwell in cold and darkness, they fear light and warmth, which we shall therefore call to our aid should the need arise. Fire, Harry."
—Albus Dumbledore discusses the usefulness of fire when dealing with Dark creatures like Inferi.[src]

Floo Powder is a common way of magical transport that involves fire. By throwing the powder in a fireplace, one can quickly transport themselves to any other fire connected to the Floo Network.

Certain types of creatures, such as Ashwinders and salamanders, are created from fires; fires that create salamanders are called salamander fires. On a Burning Day, a phoenix bursts into flames and is then reborn from the ashes.[6]

Aside from this, fire is also used much as it is in the Muggle world: for heating, cooking, light, etc. Indeed, as wizardkind has not adopted electricity, the mundane uses of fire are even more important for them then they are for Muggles. A comfortable temperature is maintained in the Great Hall and the common rooms of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry during the winter by using fireplaces.

In 1994, wizards camping out prior to the Quidditch World Cup resorted to using Muggle means such as matches to start fires as magic was supposed to be prohibited, though some conjured fire with their wands while giving furtive looks.[7]

The Goblet of Fire is a magical object full to the brim with dancing blue-white flames. It is enchanted to determine who will participate in the Triwizard Tournament.[8]

Fire is one of the few things that Inferi fear, as it produces light and warmth that opposes to the dark and cold nature of the enchanted corpses, and retreat at the presence of it.

Potions are commonly brewed in a cauldron placed over a fire.

Devil's Snare is highly averse to fire.[9]

When Veela become enraged, they are capable of morphing into a form that can throw fire from its hands.[10]

Careless spell-casting, or spell-casting with a faulty wand, can result in things being set on fire.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • When Harry Potter's scar on his forehead pained him, it was often described as feeling like it was "on fire."[11]

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. WP favicon Fire on Wikipedia
  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 16 (Through the Trapdoor)
  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 31 (The Battle of Hogwarts)
  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 20 (Hagrid's Tale)
  5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 1 - (The Worst Birthday)
  6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 12 - (The Polyjuice Potion)
  7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 7 - (Bagman and Crouch)
  8. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 16 - (The Goblet of Fire)
  9. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 16 - (Through the Trapdoor)
  10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 8 - (The Quidditch World Cup)
  11. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 15 - (The Forbidden Forest)

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