A black hole is not really a hole-it is typically a collapsed star that’s gravity is so strong that it's escape velocity exceeds the speed of light. Since nothing is faster than light, nothing can escape after it comes within a certain distance of the black hole; not even light itself. All matter that falls within this distance is crushed to infinite density.
Jets of hot gas are often found streaming out of regions surrounding the black hole. These gas jets can be millions of light years in length and can incinerate or at least scorch most objects in their way. They are most likely caused by charged particles spiraling around the intense magnetic field thought to rotate around the black hole. Moral of this story: Stay away from black holes.