If it would be fire in the monastery from Escher's "Ascending and Descending" it will look like this. Firemen will never reach the top of stairs.
Artist's Flickr profile http://www.flickr.com/photos/69rpm/
See also Relativity renovation by the same artist.
Fire at the end of the ladder
Artwork was found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/69rpm/3569129764/