A tornado of fire formed when firefighters tried to control a forest fire in California, the State Fire Protection Administration (Calfire) reported on Sunday (29).
Fire tornado phenomenon (aka Ferenado in English) in Riverside County (see video above)located between Los Angeles and San Diego.
Hurricane Fire Recorded in California on August 29, 2021 – Photo: Reproduction
Fire tornadoes occur when a stream of cold air enters the top of a column of hot air due to flames, causing a vortex similar to what arises when a “normal” tornado forms.
The Chaparral Fire, as it was called, was still active on Wednesday (1) and lasted for four days. It consumed about 580 hectares of forest, according to an estimate by the fire department.
Fire in Riverside County, California – Photo: G1 World
California is going through a particularly hot and dry season, and since the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere has recorded at least 6,900 fires according to CalFire.
Residents of the area near the Cleveland National Forest were forced to leave their homes, a measure that affected at least 11,000 people, according to a 2010 US census.
CalFire helicopter attempts to bring California wildfires under control on August 29, 2021 – Photo: Cindy Yamanaka/The Orange County Register via AP
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