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What does fire represent in The Road by Cormac McCarthy? [closed]

As I read the book The Road by Cormac McCarthy, I was intrigued by the symbol of fire in the book. What is the idea behind this symbol? What does it empower the boy to do?
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What is the extinction event?

What is the extinction event that happened in the movie "The Road"? Did an asteroid hit or a super-volcano eruption? Does anybody know for sure what the director intended it to be?