FIRE >Destructive burning of something: a situation in which something is destroyed or damaged by burning,

 As you look at the picture I used in todays verse , know that this mountain , Wedge Mountain ,here in Leavenworth was filled with lush greenery for many decades until 16 years ago this summer , and that is when fire went raging over this mountain and destroyed everything on it , it has taken this long  to see some recovery , but it is still very sparse . Fire can be a very dangerous thing  as we read here in verse 8:5

 The picture we see through John’s eyes here is getting darker , we go from complete silence in Heaven for about 1/2 hour to the picture we begin to read about here . The angel has taken the censor and filled it with fire and thrown it down to earth, obviously causing quite a disturbance as you read this verse.