1. A very intense and uncontrolled fire.
2. A large and violent event; such as, a war involving many people.
Part of the word conflagration sounds like ‘flare’ and so both the words can be related as in a flare that may have become uncontrollable that is a large fire or simply a conflagration.
1. The woods were set on fire by the bursting shells, and the conflagrationraged.
2. The treaty is the latest attempt to resolve the ten-year conflagration.