“I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” (Matt 3:11)
Baptism of fire.
“The axe is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.” Matt 3:10
“His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” Matt 3: 12
Also repeated in Luke 3.
These verses give the context of the only references to baptism in fire in scripture. Note the references given above are NOT repeated in the other gospel accounts that only mention Jesus baptising in the Holy Spirit, with no reference baptising in fire.
From that evidence I’d suggest there’s been a common misunderstanding and misapplication of the idea of “baptism of fire” throughout Charismatic/Pentecostal communities.
Some may point out the Pentecost “tongues of fire” in Acts 2 – but that description is hardly a baptism (immersion), any more than a sprinkling of water is a genuine baptism in water.