burst/explode into flames


: to suddenly begin burning
The engine burst/exploded into flames.

Examples of burst/explode into flames in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Halsey split in half and burst into flames after being hit. Aliza Chasan, CBS News, 13 May 2024 The tanker then struck a tractor-trailer in another lane and burst into flames, damaging the overpass above the interstate. Thao Nguyen, USA TODAY, 5 May 2024 The tanker truck filled with gasoline burst into flames in a three-vehicle crash Thursday on I-95 in southwest Connecticut, closing the East Coast’s main north-south highway and causing major traffic jams. Susan Haigh, Fortune, 2 May 2024 After hitting the metal pole, the GMC burst into flames. Andrea Klick, Kansas City Star, 31 Mar. 2024 At least 45 people were killed when a bus plunged off a bridge on a mountain pass and burst into flames in South Africa. Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 29 Mar. 2024 Hot Air Balloon Pilot’s Use of 'Impairing' Drugs, Including Cocaine, Contributed to Crash That Killed 5: NTSB Video of the crash shows when the hot air balloon struck the power lines and burst into flames as cars on the roadway passed by. Brian Brant, Peoplemag, 21 Mar. 2024 In August, three Camp Pendleton Marines died when an Osprey burst into flames after crashing on a remote tropical island in Australia’s Northern Territory. Erika I. Ritchie, Orange County Register, 12 Mar. 2024 The wreckage was too much and the van burst into flames. Rick Barrett, Journal Sentinel, 10 Mar. 2024

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