Australian Firefighters Catch Firenado During Brush Fire

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Australian firefighters catch a fire whirl — sometimes referred to as a firenado on camera by volunteer firefighters in Southampton, Australia.

The whirl started in a bush fire that had burnt through at least two homes and five sheds, charring more than 8,000 acres.

Nearly 250 firefighters were battling the blaze.

Fire whirls are twisters induced by fire and smoke.

They occur when turbulent conditions form and vortexes suck in the burning debris.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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