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burst into flame(s)

To ignite suddenly and violently. The rug burst into flames as soon as the candle landed on it.
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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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Robert DAEsouza who was at the airport to receive his sister said: oThe plane burst into flames.
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Cuban passenger Hernan Boada, 27, who suffered a broken ankle, said: "Before we heard the roar of the crash, we felt the plane rise a bit and burst into flames.
A CAR crashed and burst into flames shortly after failing to stop for police.
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A driver who put the wrong fuel in his car escaped unhurt when it burst into flames today.
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A WOMAN who moved her car so that her husband could get his own vehicle out watched in horror as the Citroen XM burst into flames moments later.
Catherine Thomson's home was engulfed minutes after the pan burst into flames.
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ENCINO - A radio-controlled model airplane caused a one-acre brush fire in the Sepulveda Basin after it crashed and burst into flames Wednesday, officials said.