5.1.07

Fire Tornado

A tornado is terrifying. A forest fire is terrifying. What happens when you combine the two? Technically, it’s not a tornado (an event that is powered by storm clouds) but a vortex (powered by the fire’s updraft). It’s still terrifying if you’re a firefighter and it’s your job to put it out!

This one is in a forest fire in southern California in May 2007:


And this is the same principle in a laboratory:


This is a daylight shot of another fire vortex or fire tornado in action.


For more information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_whirl
Share/Bookmark