To Build a Fire

what is the serious accident that befalls the man

in the short story build a fire

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He steps into the icy cold water of the creek and must dry out with a fire before he looses his foot.

As well, at the end of the story, he starts a fire under a snowy tree and it is extinguished by the melting snow.

I said he has to dry his foot by the fire before he looses it.