Fire whirl, colloquially fire devil or fire tornado, is a phenomenonâ€”rarely captured on cameraâ€”in which a fire, under certain conditions (depending on air temperature and currents), acquires a vertical vorticity and forms a whirl, or a tornado-like vertically oriented rotating column of air. Fire whirls may be whirlwinds separated from the flames, either within the burn area or outside it, or a vortex of flame, itself.
(source – wikipedia)
Chris Tangey of Alice Springs Film and Television was scouting locations near Curtin Springs station, about 80km from Ularu, last week when confronted by this fiery phenomenon. Watch…
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