burst into flame(s)

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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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