Fire Tornados

By Jaylene Hall

Fire tornados have many names. Some names are fire whirl and firenado. A well known, documented fire tornado occurred during the Great Chicago fire in 1871. The tornado threw wood planks of up to 600 yards ahead of the fire which created a great danger.

Fire tornados are formed when extreme heat and turbulent winds combine which form whirling eddies of air. Most can occur anywhere that a forest fire can start. Some even form after an earth quake or massive destruction.

It is not a helpful source, because it can destroy many things in it's path. Most people fear fire tornados.  

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