No one knows exactly when humans began using fire, but it was probably over a million years ago. At first, people probably used natural wildfires. Later, they learned to start their own fires by hitting rocks together to make sparks, or by rubbing dry sticks until they got hot enough to burn.
See for yourself how Stone Age people started fires!
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