Simulating Gimp flame plugin

Hi, I would like to make animations similar to GIMP flame plugin but without particles.
Just using force fields and object modifiers with halo materials.

Final result should be like this :

So, this was made using Flame plugin. It’s kind a brush which you have to tweak parameters to your likings.
Is there some 3d similar plugin in Blender? How to tackle this?

Flame plugin is here