WARNING: If you have not seen Star Trek: Picard, please be informed that this post contains very large spoilers for the series.
Early on in the Star Trek: Picard series, we were introduced to the April 5, 2385 attack on Mars in which the Romulans secretly directed the synths to sabotage the Mars defense system and destroy the Utopia Planitia Fleetyards, as well as the rescue fleet being constructed to save the Romulans from their doomed home planet. As summarized by Screen Rant, "The Mars attack was a devastating blow to the United Federation of Planets: on April 5, 2385 (First Contact Day), a group of synthetic workers dropped Mars' planetary defense grid and attacked the red world. Not only was Utopia Planitia destroyed, but the explosions ignited the Martian atmosphere. The fires killed 92,473 people and Mars is still burning 14 years later."
The Synth ships used in the attack fired their phasers on the compound, causing large explosions.
Mars's thin atmosphere doesn't even have enough oxygen to sustain a candle. It would be surprising if Mars could support a spark, much less a raging, planet-wide fire.
Stars are able to "burn" hydrogen to helium without oxygen, but this involves a nuclear reaction, not a chemical one.
Is this then suggesting that the synth attack triggered a planet-wide atmospheric nuclear eruption? Then how could we explain that the "fires" burned constantly for 14 years or more?