What does the word conflagration mean?

Usage examples for conflagration

  1. Her Presence of Mind Prevents Conflagration from Wiping Out the City! – The Two Vanrevels by Booth Tarkington
  2. No light now came from the conflagration he was desiring to witness, but there would be, as soon as he emerged once more into the open. – The Nightrider's Feud by Walter C. McConnell
  3. The Birchlegs had enough to do in saving the block- house, and could give but little aid to the citizens in their efforts to limit the conflagration. – The Story of Norway by Hjalmar H. Boyesen