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