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noun as in large fire

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As a series of conflagrations burn through much of California, displacing thousands and filling skies with smoke, it might seem strange to say that changes to a few statutes could make a difference.

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Fires in electric vehicles are known for being intense conflagrations that are challenging for first responders to extinguish, meaning that the issue is likely to be a frightening one for current—or prospective—electric-vehicle owners.

These fires can be anything from regular residential accidents, environmental conflagrations near a base, or the kinds of blazes that can come from explosive detonation or active fighting on a battlefield.

This relatively obscure proposal sparked a national conflagration.

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The conflagration in Georgia has spread into other states such as Texas, Florida, Michigan and Arizona, where both business interests and voting rights activists buoyed by newfound momentum are rethinking how to challenge GOP-backed voting measures.

People treated at the program come from more than 100 countries, the newer refugees arriving from the most recent conflagration.

The fires that corporate America lit have now become a conflagration beyond its control.

A century ago, miscalculation was greatly to blame for thrusting Europe into a conflagration.

The Boston Marathon bombings reminded the world how quickly a celebration can turn into a conflagration.

The canisters, McMahon said, are to blame for the conflagration.

But at that insult Garnache's brain seemed to take fire, and his cautious resolutions were reduced to ashes by the conflagration.

In the Brazils a conflagration of this kind never extends very far, as the vegetation is too green and offers too much opposition.

The last fang belonging to chimney-pot Liz had perished in that great conflagration!

The conflagration of Rome, attributed by Nero to the Christians, which was the ostensible cause of the first persecution.

A large number of warehouses, also, many of which were filled with wine and spirits, shared in the conflagration.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to conflagration, such as: blaze, bonfire, inferno, wildfire, burning, and flaming.

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