one enthusiastic over fire or fireworks
About the Word:
The prefix pyro- has an ancestor in the Greek pyr meaning "fire". Pyro- appears in dozens of terms, ranging from pyrotechnics (fireworks) to pyromania (an irresistible impulse to start fires).
But a real fire remains one of the great pleasures, in particular over Christmas when the hearth of the household comes to life. So how do you light a fire responsibly? What follows is a gentle guide to how and why, from a practised pyrophile in my life in the countryside.
— Joy Lo Dico, Financial Times (London, Eng.), 18 Dec. 2021