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8 Aug, 2018 13:18

Rare fire tornado caught on film during UK industrial blaze (VIDEO)

Rare fire tornado caught on film during UK industrial blaze (VIDEO)

Firefighters in the UK captured extraordinary footage of an extremely rare fire tornado while fighting a massive industrial blaze near the town of Swadlincote in Derbyshire.

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The 50-feet (15.2m) high whirling phenomenon was filmed by emergency services personnel while they attended a fire at a plastic-pallet factory in Albert Village in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Much like a tornado, the ‘firenado,’ or fire whirl, is formed when cool air comes into contact with hot air from above, causing the swirl.

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No injuries were reported following the incident despite the video showing widespread damage and plumes of black smoke billowing into the air. The Fire and Rescue Service posted the footage to its Facebook page after the fire was extinguished.

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