I’ve mostly been playing 11133 and the fire mechanics are fine, no issues that I remember.
Switched to 11157 I noticed that using my fireplace in my LMOE shelter it would go out after a couple of turns, ok annoying. I figured that I needed more fuel and tinder which turned out to be the issue (which again very annoying needing more keypresses and fiddling around starting the fire multiple times).
Now, I just switched to 11181 and I’ve noticed that if I’m not crafting something that actually uses the fire, it won’t add more fuel from the firewood source (which might be in 11157 to, haven’t tested). VERY BAD changes imo, if I wanted the fire to go out I would deliberately go and put it out. Fireplaces have more uses than just for crafting eg warming up, light source etc.
These changes just make it not only more tedious and annoying (Game desperately needs the opposite) but reduces the uses of fireplaces should be reverted imo.