Hellfire has been described as both cold and hot, depending on its use. The various Ghost Riders seem to be able to control and create normal fire and a type of mystical fire, yet they call both types hellfire at various times, and at other times they make a clear distinction between the two types of fire. 
- Burns the soul, causing the victim to experience all of his/her sins and to feel the torments of hell.
- Burns underwater. 
- Possibly feeds off oxygen (this might be normal fire). 
Major events in the comics involving hellfireEdit
-- During his brief stint as a member of the Fantastic Four, the Dan Ketch Ghost Rider discovers he can physically separate hellfire from himself, although he can't control it or understand how it works. .