Fire tornado caught on camera in the middle of California, Carr fire
Fire tornado caught on camera by the fire department central California, Carr fire.
A fire whirl generated by the Carr Fire generated wind speed of 143 km / h – equivalent to an EF-3 tornado caused a wave of destruction.
The National Weather Service and Cal Fire Serious Accident Review team, announced on Thursday that they were working on a storm damage survey with respect to the swirl that a week ago in Redding, California.
The rotating column of fire, caused by the intense rising heat and turbulent wind caused power line towers to collapse, uprooted trees and removed the bark.
The devastating fire whirl ripped through Rescue last Thursday, the reaching windspeeds of 143mph
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Photos released by NWS Sacramento showed the scorched area that looks like an apocalyptic wasteland.
Neil Lareau, assistant professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno, told the Los Angeles Times he estimated that the avalanche was about 500 feet in diameter and said that the case was rare.
“It was certainly a huge one, and that just speaks to how intense the heating.
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“Such a massive rush that it looked like a tornado… and it takes an impressive amount of heating, and local wind swirling up to create something like that. It was quite a monster.”
The fire in the Rescue area, 225 kilometres north of San Francisco, is the largest of 18 forest fires by the state of California, scorching 126,000 acres since July 23, which was caused by “mechanical failure of a vehicle”, according to the authorities.
The rotating column of fire, caused by the intense rising heat and turbulent wind caused power line towers to collapse, uprooted trees and removed the bark
It has killed six people so far, including two firefighters and destroyed more than 1,000 homes and nearly 500 other buildings.
More than 13,000 firefighters fighting the blazes across the country.
The fire in the Rescue area, 225 kilometres north of San Francisco, is the largest of 18 forest fires by the state of California, scorching 126,000 acres since 23 July
Tens of thousands of people remain under evacuation orders, and it is the sixth most devastating forest fire in California state history.
The Associated Press contributed to this report
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