Environment News: Fire Tornado Filmed in Hawaii
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© 2010 National Geographic; video courtesy Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources
Fire Tornado Filmed in Hawaii
September 10, 2010—While battling a blaze on the slopes of Mauna Kea in August, a Hawaii firefighter captured rare footage of a fire tornado. The flaming whirls can spew embers thousands of feet, helping wildfires spread.