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Rare 'firenado' filmed 'dancing' across UK

Rare 'firenado' filmed 'dancing' across UK

Metro reports that the fire broke out just after 1.40 a.m. local time with hundreds of plastic trays igniting before the blaze spread to an adjacent building as well as a number of forklifts on the property.

Firefighters in Derbyshire, England captured video footage of a rare firenado.

A "firenado" has been filmed by Leicestershire fire and rescue service as they responded to a plastic pallet blaze in Derbyshire. The column of fire forms when eddies caused by the blaze lead to a powerful rotating updraft.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue service took to Facebook to explain that the fire whirl is formed in a similar way to a tornado, as cold air meets hot air.

"Whilst we were firefighting at Occupation Lane we witnessed a firenado or a fire whirl".




"At the height of the fire, ten fire engines, crews and specialist appliances from across Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire had been at the incident".

Thick black smoke from thousands of plastic pallets on fire could be seen across the East Midlands.

Speaking while crews tackled the fire, the Derbyshire service's group manager Steve Wells said: "We've received lots of calls to our control room this morning, as people in the Swadlincote area have woken to the sight of a large black smoke plume".

It was reported that firefighters had the fire under control about 3:00pm.

All of that sounds like a pretty reasonable explanation, but once you see the video, a much more straightforward explanation is that we have somehow accidentally opened a gate into Hell and Lucifer himself is about to emerge and wreak havoc.