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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
"Firenado" In Idaho Wildfire Is Amazing
Firenado in Idaho this week.
The heat generated by wildfires, like the massive ones going on in the western United States right now, can often produce whirlwinds of smoke, ash and sometimes fire.
Firefighter Craig Fluer caught this big smoke whirlwind at a huge fire near Boise, Idaho this week. It extended more than 100 feet up into the air.