Rock, paper, scissors. Paper beats rock, rock beats scissors, scissor beats paper. How do those holiest of rules apply to fire and water? Well, let's blast a water hose at a flamethrower while the flamethrower is firing off at the water hose to find out. Guess who's the winner?
Duh, it was water. But it was a close battle for a second there! And sometimes if you target it right, fire can win.