Salamander fire was a term used to describe a magical fire that had given birth to a Fire Dwelling Salamander. Once a fire had produced a salamander, it would continue to birth new salamanders until the fire was extinguished. Therefore, when dealing with hostile salamanders, it was wise to extinguish the salamander fire rather than focusing on the salamanders it had produced.
Left to its own devices, a salamander could live for up to six hours outside of its fire if fed pepper regularly. A salamander would die instantly once its salamander fire has been extinguished, however.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game) (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game) (First identified as Salamander fire)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (First mentioned)