Newb here, I’ve run into a major problem with fires that I can’t figure out. In my current run I’ve found an amazing fortified house and made it my base. It has a fireplace and I’ve been using it to cook all my food and craft, which so far has worked perfectly.
But I’ve suddenly run into a problem with fires going out really quickly. I do what I normally do and pile a bunch of burnable stuff onto the fireplace tile and set it on fire. But no matter how much or little I put on the tile, it says it’ll burn out within half an hour or so and promptly does. It doesn’t burn up all the wood on the tile, it just sort of peters out.
I tried going outside, digging a deep pit and trying it there with the same result. Fire burns for a brief moment, and then goes out without using up all the fuel. It’s not raining, the tile doesn’t have any liquids on it, and it’s in spring so it’s not particularly cold. I also designated a tile next to me as the firewood source and watched as my guy almost immediately started piling stuff onto the fire but it still went out really quickly without burning everything. I also tried removing ash, thinking that might be blocking it.
What could be going on? If I can’t fix it I’ll probably have to say goodbye to this run since it’s made it pretty much impossibe to craft or cook efficiently without a stable fire.