This may be a stuppid question. I don't realy care though. I realy am haveing hard time understanding what fire is? The flame of light. There are certain things I know, like it needs fuel and oxygen and heat to start. Once it is started it will just live on its own until something runs out. What is it? Just the result of matter turning into energy or what. I know that differant colours mean differant temperatures etc. or differant types of elements. I understand the light is a frequency spectrum of radiation. Maybe this is all there is to it? Another thing, I have heard that fire does not burn the oxygen it only needs it to exist for some reason, why is that or is that true?