Best way to go about creating a nuclear explosion particle effect?

Hi, i am fairly new to unreal engine and was wondering if it is possible to create a nuclear explosion within cascade since it is quite a complicated effect. Would it be better to use an external application such as maya (which i don’t have) or can i still make it in UE4’s built in particle editor?

It’s definitely a combination of effects, I thinking you best bet would to go with something similar to this explosion Epic made for the Infiltrator Demo as the more element of you nuke blast.