Something can be burning because of a natural disaster or accident, where the flames (often passion or anger) burn out of control to destroy a structure (something that is holding you back from real fulfillment-like fear.) Something burning and then breaking in a dream suggests how new life emerges sometimes through what appears painful, destructive or bad. This is actually a dream that shows constructive growth. Burning in dreams is often associated with the Phoenix that rises from the ashes of the past. If you are dreaming about flames, it is usually a message that you are not allowing the power of your passion to be released.