An extensive fire which destroys a great deal of land or property.
‘tinder-dry conditions sparked fears of a conflagration in many drought-devastated communities’
‘Some scientists argue about whether these conflagrations are really any bigger than the ones that came before, but nobody disputes the idea that controlled burning and brush clearing can reduce the likelihood of wildfire.’
‘In the divine realm, fire symbolizes the universal conflagration of the apocalypse which will destroy men’s sinful bodies.’
‘Fire — in coronas, pillars or volcanic conflagrations — appears often, adding to the feeling of nature about to run amok.’
‘These companies encouraged positive precautions to prevent fires by the design and construction of buildings, and to deal rapidly with conflagrations.’
‘Finally, what all this goes to demonstrate is that the values and objectives that the United States and Europe share are far more important than any of the inevitable divides that emerge from periodic conflagrations.’
пожарище, большой пожар, сожжение