Smoke and Fire references
From looking at these smoke and fire effects i will keep it in my mind when creating my own version so that it looks surreal and make sure its going in right direction when keyframed. Ive also got to make sure its lighted and got the right colour so that it fits into the footage.
Reference to fire and smoke in live scene
Looking at this gives a sense of how a 3d fire/smoke is composited into aftereffects.