Fire in a dream can suggest passion and desire in its more positive sense, and frustration, anger, resentment and destructiveness in its more negative.

It will depend on whether the fire is controlled or otherwise on the exact interpretation.

To be more conscious of the flame of the fire would be to be aware of the energy and strength that is available to us.

A fire basket draws our attention to the fact that these energies can be contained; whereas a fire bucket, particularly if it is filled with sand, suggests such energies should be smothered.