Incredible "firenado" caught on camera in England

Lester Mason
August 9, 2018

The firenado occurred after cool air entered the top of the hot air, causing a swirl similar to how a tornado is formed, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service explained under a Facebook post of the video.

Firefighters witnessed the event while battling a blaze at a recycling center on Occupation Lane, according to Tom Augusztinyi, a watch manager at the fire department.

Firefighters have captured the moment a "firenado", or a fire whirl, tearing through a plastics factory in Derbyshire.

The fire began just after 1.40am yesterday and took the firefighters 12 hours to get under control.

The fire had also spread to another building on the site and a number of forklift trucks at the property, Derbyshire fire and rescue service said.

The fire originated in a plastics factory in Derbyshire.


As a result of the fire, residents were advised to keep their windows and doors closed as a large plume of black smoke blanketed the sky, able to be seen as far away as Nottingham.

At about 15:00, firefighters started damping down the fire.

The fire caused extensive damage but nobody was injured.

His son Russell Meredith, 36, who directs the operations, added: 'It is lucky it is this time of year as we are at half capacity.

"It was quite an intense fire, as you can see from the video", he told the Globe in a telephone interview Wednesday afternoon.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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