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Guards meant to assist in evacuation of some 500 prisoners from Damon Prison; fire-fighting crews, planes attempt to control fire in Carmel area amidst heavy winds; thousands of dunams destroyed.
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, forest fires, and wildfires. The Black Saturday bushfires, the Great Peshtigo Fire and the Ash Wednesday fires are examples of firestorms.
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Look up firestorm.
They were likely trying to traverse a road where both sides of the road where on fire and and got swept up in a firestorm. With no where to run, and no where to hide, yes, you are going to die!