From Minetest

A block in Minetest Game
Block Type Non-solid block
Drops Nothing
Physics No
Luminance Yes
Flammable No
Generated No
Renewable Yes
Stackable Yes (99)
Itemstring fire:basic_flame

Fire is a block that cannot be crafted by the player. It is created when an “igniter block” (such as lava) comes within a 3 block distance of a flammable block. Fire turns nearby flammable blocks into fire. Air which is both nearby fire and a flammable block will randomly turn into fire. See Category:Flammable for a list of flammable blocks. Notably, Chests and locked chests will not burn. Fire also ignites any neighboring gun powder and TNT.

The player can put out fire by punching it. A few blocks have the capabilty to prevent and extinguish fire next to them, e.g. Water (see Category:Puts out fire for a full list). When there is no flammable block nearby, fire turns into air eventually.

Fire deals Heart.pngHeart.png damage every second. Every 10 seconds, flammable items inside fire are destroyed.


The following minetest.conf variable is available for fire:

  • disable_fire: If true, fire does not spread and can't destroy flammable blocks, but it can still deal damage to players. But the remaining fire will go out quickly eventually. Default: false

See also