100-Foot High Firenado Caught on Film in Australian Outback

Posted on September 18, 2012

Accuweather reports that a 100-foot (30-meter) high firenado was caught on film in the Australian outback. Firenados can form in very dry conditions when a brush fire is whipped into a fiery vortex by strong air currents. The filmaker, Chris Tangey, said the ferocious firenado made the sound of a jet engine. Firenados usually only last for minutes, but this one kept going for about forty minutes. Take a look:

A firenado was also recorded on video in Brazil in 2010, but it was much shorter lived.

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