Meaning of firestorm

fire•storm

Pronunciation: (fīr'stôrm"), [key]
— n.
  1. an atmospheric phenomenon, caused by a large fire, in which the rising column of air above the fire draws in strong winds often accompanied by rain.
  2. a raging fire of great intensity, as one fueled by oil or gas, that spreads rapidly.
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