A well-aerated wood bonfire can reach temperatures of more than 2,012 degrees Fahrenheit and burns hottest in its final stages, when charcoal is formed. How hot a wood fire burns depends on the species of wood, its moist... More »

Resin rich woods such as cedar and redwoods are among the hottest and fastest burning. The heat and speed with which a wood burns is determined by many factors. Properly seasoned wood burns much hotter than green wood. More »

When wood is completely dry and is not a type of artificial wood, the combustion temperature is generally 451 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the Argonne National Laboratory. However, there are many variables, such as m... More »

A bonfire built with wood and charcoal can burn at temperatures up to 2,012 degrees Fahrenheit. The color of the fire is an indicator of temperature; dark red flames are cooler at 1,112 degrees F than orange-yellow flame... More »

Magnesium ignites at 632 degrees Celsius and burns at 1982 C. This is equivalent to igniting at 1169 degrees Fahrenheit and burning at 3599 F. More »

Burning charcoal can produce temperatures above 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. With a grill, the type of charcoal and grill used determines the optimal burning temperature. A kettle grill fully loaded with red-hot charcoal ca... More »

Propane and natural gas burn at nearly equal flame temperatures (3,560 degrees Fahrenheit). However, propane yields more energy per unit volume than natural gas does. For many years it was a commonly held belief that pro... More »