Fire is hot.
Throughout my research I found myself visiting multiple sites (Google, YouTube, Wikipedia, Google, about.com, Google, etc.). While I started out looking at what causes heat and chemical components, I quickly found rabbit trails to explore. I went everywhere from chemical components to fire sand glass to glass made from lightning to wood smoke toxins. So while I found an answer to my statement by discovering that the heat in fire is created from the fast release of stored energy. Thanks to the ease of internet browsing that I am lucky to have access to, I was able to discover numerous more answers than I was intending and also extend on the subject with new questions.