The situation I am wondering about is if Wall of Fire is cast upon a wall and then the wall either falls over or crumbles. Would the wall of fire remain floating in the air? Would it disappear? Would it follow the surface to the ground?

Wall of Fire reads:

You create a wall of fire on a solid surface within range.


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It is unclear, and up to the DM

Unlike wall of force, which states that the wall can be "free floating or resting on a solid surface", wall of fire says only that it must initially be cast on a solid surface.

The arguments for it staying floating in place are that it's a spell effect, and what's more it's a non-solid spell effect; it wouldn't make sense for it to fall with its surface. For example, wall of ice specifies that the wall is an object that can be breached; no such wording occurs in wall of fire.

The arguments against it floating in place is that it's clearly cast onto a solid surface, which suggests it requires a solid surface. This means it would either fall with the surface, or fail when it falls (although no text suggests this).

I would recommend, if you're the DM, choosing one approach (for this and other, similar, wall spells) and sticking with it, even if that approach is "player's choice". If you're the player, check with your DM.