Incredible Video: ‘Firenado’ engulfs firefighter hose
Watch as a tornado made of fire pulled out a fire hose 100 feet in the air before melting.
The canadian fire caught a rare and terrifying phenomenon on video last month at a 200-metre-high fire tornado sucked their firehose in the air and melted.
“The fire destroyed our line,” Instagram user M. C. Schidlowsky, who was part of the fire crew in British Columbia, wrote. “He threw the burning wood in our guard for 45 minutes and got our hose 100 plus ft. in the air before melting. That is definitely a first.”
Fire tornadoes, also known as fire vertebrae, not tornadoes in the true sense of the word. They occur when a gust of very warm air blowing through the fire in a certain angle, producing a rotational impulse, which then sucks air and dirt.
In July, the huge Carr Fire in California produced a vortex with the wind clocked at 143 km / h by the National Weather Service.
A view of the #CarrFire “Firenado” from the sky pic.twitter.com/HqIt3G1EgW
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Schidlowsky noted that the tornado itself reached 200 meters.
In the video, two firefighters struggle to grab the hose when the valves are in the air.
The Canadian fire they were fighting was in the vicinity of Vanderhoof, British Columbia, and is now included.
“It’s like a dust devil or fire whirl—it sucks the dirt and that makes it a fire-tornado” in British Columbia, Wildfire information officer Forrest Tower told the CBC. “They happen, but they are very rare. It’s kind of cool she was able to capture one on video.”
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