The Fire Axe is the stock melee weapon for the Pyro. It is a worn firefighters axe with a red axe-head that has an unpainted blade and wooden handle.
The Fire Axe is the Pyro's melee weapon of choice when it comes to getting up close and personal with the enemy. Like every other generic stock melee weapon, each hits deals 65 points of damage and can be swung every 0.8 seconds. This weapon is best used as either a back up if the users ammo supply is depleted or a finishing tool when their opponent is at low health.
Names in other languages
|Bulgarian||Пожарникарска брадва||Fireman's Axe|
|Spanish||Hacha de Bombero||Fire Axe|
|Brazilian Portuguese||Machado de Incêndio||Fire Axe|
|Romanian||Topor de foc||Fire Axe|
|Russian||Пожарный топор||Fire Axe|
- Unlike other weapons such as the Flare gun or the Überspritze which are team-colored, the Fire Axe is always colored red no matter which team is selected.