A recent wildfire near Colorado Springs scorched thousands of acres in Fort Carson, Colorado. Multiple homes were burnt and air quality health advisories were issued. Dry land and strong winds, aided the quick spread of the fire, which resulted in the formation of several firenadoes, also known as fire whirls. These fire whirls typically originate when a wildfire is creating its own wind. They can burn at up to 2,000° F and can have wind speeds around 100 miles per hour.
Here’s a video taken by KOAA and posted to Facebook by WeatherNation that shows these fire whirls in action.
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