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UK: Spectacular 'Firenado' erupts near Derbyshire factory01:00

UK: Spectacular 'Firenado' erupts near Derbyshire factory

United Kingdom, Swadlincote
August 8, 2018 at 16:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

Firefighters captured the moment a rare fire tornado shot into the sky near the town of Swadlincote in Derbyshire on Wednesday.

A fire brigade captured the unique video while extinguishing a blaze at a nearby plastic pallet factory.

The natural phenomenon, also known as a 'fire whirl', occurs when turbulent conditions draw hot air towards cooler descending air. The merging bodies create a spinning vortex.

Despite extensive damage and dense black smoke, noone was killed or injured in the event.

Mandatory credit: Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service Ashby Station

UK: Spectacular 'Firenado' erupts near Derbyshire factory01:00
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Firefighters captured the moment a rare fire tornado shot into the sky near the town of Swadlincote in Derbyshire on Wednesday.

A fire brigade captured the unique video while extinguishing a blaze at a nearby plastic pallet factory.

The natural phenomenon, also known as a 'fire whirl', occurs when turbulent conditions draw hot air towards cooler descending air. The merging bodies create a spinning vortex.

Despite extensive damage and dense black smoke, noone was killed or injured in the event.

Mandatory credit: Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service Ashby Station