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burst into flame(s)

[for something] to catch fire and become a large fire quickly. As soon as the flame reached the curtains, the entire wall seemed to burst into flames. The two cars burst into flames soon after the collision.
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Summary: A Sharjah taxi burst into flames at the Al Qasimia Street signal around 5pm on Monday.
10am IST when the plane went off the runway and burst into flames.
Last month, an Airbus A310 belonging to Sibir airlines crashed and burst into flames after veering off the runway in the Siberian city of Irkutsk, killing 122 people.
The plane burst into flames just after 10am when it was on the southern taxiway.
The dogs from the New Forest Fox Hounds hunt burst into flames after touching the live line near Brockenhurst, Hampshire.
Doswell, Rajab 12, 1435, May 11, 2014, SPA -- Searchers scoured woods and fields in northern Virginia Sunday for the body of the third victim from the crash of a hot air balloon that drifted into a power line and burst into flames in front of horrified spectators.
But police are probing tipoffs that the actor and Rodas were racing another car before their PS300,000 Porsche burst into flames after hitting a lamppost.
Summary: It was a lucky escape for a taxi driver and his passengers, when it burst into flames several minutes after the alert taxi driver noticed smoke coming from the car and evacuated it.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- A service bus burst into flames suddenly on Wednesday on ystanbul's Fatih Sultan Mehmet (FSM) Bridge, which links the Asian and European continents.
A bus collided with a methanol tanker in northwest China early on Sunday and burst into flames, killing 36 people, state media said, in the latest incident to highlight China's dangerous roads.
A WOMAN had a lucky escape after her car burst into flames following a crash with another motorist.
A DAD last night told how his family escaped their wrecked van seconds before it burst into flames in the M5 horror smash.
Summary: A double-decker bus has burst into flames on a highway in central China, killing at least 41 people.
A TEESSIDE motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital after a horrific smash in which two vehicles burst into flames.