A dangerous scroll
that bursts into flame
when read, inflicting moderate damage
upon the (usually unsuspecting) reader. The cursed
version does even more damage
than the uncursed
versions. This and the scroll of amnesia
make reading unidentified scrolls hazardous.
The only good use for this scroll I can think of is when you're slowly turning into a green slime after an encounter with those horrible things that didn't go very well. Reading a scroll of fire will cause the slime to burn away. You will still take damage (which may kill you), and unless you drop them first, any flammable objects you are carrying may catch fire and burn. Potions will boil and explode, so drop those too.