The Buddha never asserts that the fire is real unreal both or neither.
The Buddha never says that the cardinal directions are real unreal both or niether.
The Buddha never asserts that the extinguished fire is real…
The Buddha never asserts that the fuel…
The Buddha does say the cardinal directions don’t apply to the extinguished fire in any case.
Granting Spinoza and Descartes and Plato all thier Ethics as Geometry, the Buddha suggests putting out the fire.