FIRE TORNADO



17 September 2012 - An astonished filmmaker is coming to grips with the moment he witnessed one of nature's rarest phenomenons - a 30 meter tornado comprised entirely of fire- and lived to tell the tale. Chris Tangey had been out in Alice Springs, Australia, scouting locations for a new movie.

These fire tornadoes are a natural rarity, but when they occur they predictably cause sig
nificant damage.A fire tornado, also know as a fire devil, is caused when a column of warm, rising air comes into contact - or causes - a fire on the ground. They are known to last for around two minutes on the very rare occasions they take place.

A fire tornado, also know as a fire devil, is caused when a column of warm, rising air comes into contact - or causes - a fire on the ground. These fire whirls are known to last for around two minutes on the very rare occasions they take place. But Mr Tangey found himself mesmerized by the tornado for more than 40 minutes.