The portent of this dream varies greatly according to its details and action, so all aspects should be carefully considered, but as a general guide: A fire is an omen of impending trouble if it burned you; good news if it didn't. To observe a house or building that is on fire forecasts an urgent appeal for help from a close friend or relative. You can expect an exciting romantic adventure if you built a fire or stirred one with a poker. To dream of putting out a fire or escaping from one predicts ultimate success over all obstacles. A small, cheerful fire in a fireplace indicates contentment. A dream of setting fire to a house, building or anything of value is telling you to control your temper or be prepared for serious consequences. A roaring big fire (contained in a grate) signifies new hope after a time of discouragement.