Apparently there are religious people called 'fundamentalists' that take scripture literally. In my opinion, it is equally possible, for the scientifically trained to be equally literal minded. This is superstition of a different order. These superstitions can be no joke - for example, one enormously damaging scientific superstition is the perpetual growth doctrines of economists which as everyone knows now is driving the earth to unprecedented levels of anthropic climate change and with incalculable consequences to the planetary ecosystem as well as the global economy.
Now the ayat in question refers to the 'blaze', that is the fires of hell as 'punishment' for the 'devils'.
As is well known, every star is a blazing sun, even if not our sun. To understand that the fires of hell are 'blazing' like this is to understand what blazing means in this context.
There is no inconsistency here, as already pointed out in the preceding ayat:
He who created life and death to test you as to which of you is best in deed - and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving and who created the Heavens in seven layers. You do not see any inconsistency in the creation of the Most Merciful. So return your vision to the skies - do you see any breaks?