A giant fire tornado in Western Australia

Giant “firenado” fire tornado captured on video in Western Australia. A fiery whirlwind took to the air at 1000 meters! This footage was shot on a camera mounted on a fire truck for the Department of parks and wildlife in Water.

Senior specialist at Australian fire control Neil burrows says in the video that fire tornado — a fairly common phenomenon, but they are rarely filmed because they last only a few minutes and usually originate in remote from civilization places.

Eddies of dusty air (and sometimes sparks) begin to rotate in front of the fire, they are called fiery virey, fiery devils, and even “firenado”. Fire tornadoes are often formed during the intense Bush fires, when fuel very much, and the weather conditions are warm and dry. The energy that is emitted by the fire, makes quickly rising columns of hot air. The thinner the column, the faster the wind. Wind, kindle fire, makes this column of air to bend, forming a small tornado. The wind speed in firenado reaches 160 km/h (less than the maximum speed 480 km/h normal tornado).


Another fire tornado in Australia

A fire tornado consists of a core burning core and a pocket of air that rotates around it. Flammable gases which are allocated nearby burning vegetation are sucked into a tornado, but light up only when mixed with sufficient oxygen, which then appears at the top of the column. – Tornado can often reach a diameter of 30-90 cm, but can grow to tens of meters.
The temperature inside the core of a fire tornado can reach 1093 degrees Celsius! It’s hot enough to rekindle the ashes, “sucked” by a whirlwind from the ground.