v0.31 Talk:Fire

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so you can start a fire using a small amount of magma but does anyone know how long things take to burn? cos if it's sufficiently long enough it might be possible to sustain a bonfire pit by throwing goblins logs into it from above Cpad 12:46, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

I think it is possible to keep a fire going this way. Things burn for quite some time (several game days) --MathFox 16:03, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

What if you construct a furnace out of wood, won't that start a fire? 21:40, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

I believe furnaces must be built from fire-safe materials. 16:47, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Infinite fire can be achieved by igniting a grate made from lignite/coal and then building it, this can be very !!fun!! for the dwarfs doing the building though!--Haydosss 08:17, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

so I just read on the trap design page(under dwarven incinerator) that stuff starts burning at it's ignition temp and stops when it melts, meaning things with no melting temp(lignite/graphite) will burn forever unless extinguished. Is this true and if so why is it not mentioned here???? Cpad 05:52, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

In 40d it was true. I am unsure if it is still true. If it is still true, it's probably not mentioned yet because all the v0.31 pages are relatively new. Someone should confirm if it remains true and add it here if it is. Calite 21:14, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Verfy for 31.18?[edit]

My fortress was recently attacked by a dragon. It breathed fire everywhere, but nothing actually ignited. Dwarves caught in the blast "Died from the heat" or "Bled to death," but their corpses (all 170 of them) and belongings remained uncombusted. Does fire still exist in 31.18? (RSOG; don't know how to sign my posts.)

Answering myself, yes, fire still exists - magma will still ignite things, but dragonfire does not seem to. RSOG 02:12, 25 January 2011 (UTC)