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(ˈbækˌdræft, -ˌdrɑft)

an explosive surge in a fire occurring when air is suddenly mixed with a combustible gas.
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The blast that rocked the building after the fire started is called a smoke explosion.
"A build-up of flammable gases caused a roller-shutter door to blow out following a smoke explosion."
A tremendous smoke explosion can result if someone opens a door and admits air.