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Creating a fire tornado

In a laboratory in Montana, Jason Forthofer lights one of the most unusual fires you'll ever see.

A fiery vortex more than three metres high spins inside a narrow human-sized glass tube, swirling like water down a drain. 

Using only alcohol and air, Forthofer has created a Lilliputian version of one of nature's most terrifying and least understood phenomena: a fire whirl often referred to as a fire tornado or "firenado."  Read more...

Modified: Apr 29, 2019