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As the effects of fire are smoke, flames, temperature and gases, the consequences of a fire range from casualties (mostly related to the smoke produced), to the destruction of structures and goods.
During the extinguishing operations more undesirable effects are produced, due to the effects of the great quantities of water (for example over paper), the layer created by the chemical dust (for example over computers), the possibility of the release of extinguishing agents that flood the rooms and dilute the Oxygen when people is present (for example flooding of a kitchen with CO2).