What is firestorm?

  • (noun): An outburst of controversy.
    Example: "The incident triggered a political firestorm"
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A firestorm is a conflagration which attains such intensity that it creates and sustains its own wind system. It is most commonly a natural phenomenon, created during some of the largest bushfires and wildfires. The Black Saturday bushfires, the Great Peshtigo Fire and the Ash Wednesday fires are examples of firestorms, as is that following the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Firestorms can also be deliberate effects of targeted explosives such as occurred as a result of the aerial bombings of Hamburg, Dresden, and the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

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... First appearance Firestorm the Nuclear Man #69 (March 1988) Created by John Ostrander and Joe Brozowski Abilities Super human strength, near invulnerability, energy ... by John Ostrander and Joe Brozowski, first appeared in Firestorm the Nuclear Man #69 (March 1988) ... Arkadin summons Firestorm and escapes the jail to find the Zuggernaut threatening Soliony ...
Nuclear Weapon Induced City Firestorms in Modern Cities
... city design and construction, a firestorm is unlikely to occur after a nuclear detonation ... the necessary requirement of 40 kg of combustibles per square meter for a firestorm to form ... Therefore firestorms are not to be expected in modern US or Canadian cities, following a nuclear detonation, nor are they to be likely in modern European cities ...
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... Voice Actor Bill Fagerbakke (Ronnie Raymond), Tyler James Williams (Jason Rusch) Appears in season two episode "A Bat Divided!" ... Jason Rusch was a genius high school student with a liking for physics ...
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2 Excalibur Series 2 (as Disruptor), Series 3 Firestorm V Series 2 (as Groundhog), Series 3 (as Firestorm), Series 4 (as Firestorm II), Series 5 (as Firestorm III), Series 6 (as Firestorm IV ...
Firestorm (EP)
... Firestorm is an EP by the American metalcore band Earth Crisis, which was released in 1993 ... Firestorm is still one of the more controversial releases in U.S ... drug lords and dealers (with the lines Violence against violence, let the roundups begin / A firestorm to purify the bane that society drowns in), the song's subject matter has very little to ...

More definitions of "firestorm":

  • (noun): A storm in which violent winds are drawn into the column of hot air rising over a severely bombed area.