I haven’t done one of these in a while, but this needs to be pointed out before it gets edited out of existence. From the “realism” section of the Wikipedia article on “Backdraft”:

Fire fighting professionals have noted that most real structure fires differ from what is shown in the movie by having smoke conditions that obscure vision inside the building almost completely…

Furthermore, fire investigation professionals have dismissed the methods shown in the movie as unscientific, in particular the portrayal of fire as a living entity.

Wait, fires aren’t living creatures? Does this mean Arthur Brown isn’t the god of hellfire?