Friday, September 28, 2012

Tornado of Fire in Australia

The Daily Mail has an article about a video of a 30 meter high tornado in Australia. The tornado was made of fire and the most astonishing aspect was the duration of the event. Most such “fire devils” (as opposed to dust devils, which are small tornadoes that kick up dust) only last a few minutes, but this event lasted for over a half hour.  


The Daily Mail page contains a gallery of images

The videographer describes the scene like so:

'The weather was perfectly still and it was about 25 degrees celsius - it was an entirely uneventful day.

'Then the next thing a man is yelling 'what the hell is that?' and I turned around and saw a 30-metre fire tornado.

'I was about 300-metres away and there was no wind but the tornado sounded like a fighter jet. My jaw just dropped.'

Mr Tangey, who runs Alice Springs Film and Television, in central Australia, described it as a 'once in ten lifetimes experience'….

If I had known what was about to happen then I would have happily paid $1,000 to watch it.”

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