The noun conflagration means the large and violent fire that causes a lot of damage.

Synonyms are blaze, bonfire, inferno, or wildfire.

The word origins in 1550s. It comes from French (1650s) conflagration meaning “a large fire, the burning of a large mass of combustibles”, and directly from Latin conflagrationem. It is derived from com– plus flagrare meaning “to burn, blaze, glow”.

Henry had a hard time breathing when a conflagration broke out in his house.

The country severely suffered from a conflagration in 2020.

The survivors of the flood and followed by conflagration were very thankful to rescue teams.