Flame is visible plasma. It is more than a hot gas. It is attrcted to iron, steel and to other structures that can accumulate charge.
Fires appear to be increasing due to AGH. Global warming. The policy of allowing wood to accumulate in forests means worse fires and more of them. The attraction of wooded areas is known in Australia as "treechange" as people flee cities and start to retire.
Loss of life and property is the consequence and this will worsen as public money, or the weather, dries up.