Just when you thought tornadoes were bad enough comes the “Fire-nado,” a vortex of flames that can occur when a wildfire comes in contact with a strong updraft of air.
Via the Atlantic, the filmmaker Chris Tangey captured this rare occurrence in the Australian outback. “It was a dance of giants in front of me. I’ve never seen anything like it. It was awe-inspiring … We saw a red tornado, a black one, a white one, and then several made of pure fire. It was 50 meters at its base of fire, spinning, with fire, and it was actually picking up mulga trees.”
The great astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson would point to this fire devil as another example of how the earth is bad for human life:
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