Rare firenado photographed during West Point Blaze in Utah

Have you ever sighted a firenado? Yes, you know, a tornado of fire?

A so-called “firenado”, with the appearance of a tornado on fire, was spotted during the West Point Fire just 20 miles north of Salt Lake City on September 8, 2015.

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Davis County Sheriff’s Office

This rare and impressive phenomenon is created when rapidly rising heat within the fire forms an invisible rotating air column.

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Davis County Sheriff’s Office

Unlike traditional tornadoes, however, a firenadoes move from the ground up as opposed to the typical cloud-to-ground formation of a tornado.

This video of a fire whirl was caught about one month ago during raging fires in Idaho:

According to WeatherNation News, a 29-year-old man was arrested and charged with starting the West Point blaze that first started early Tuesday morning.

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