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Rare 'Fire Tornado' Captured In Colorado

#WATCH: A firefighter in Colorado captured a rare photo of a 'firewhirl' on Monday. (Video/Charles "Trey" Bolt and Beaver Creek Fire) READ MORE:

Posted by WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

BALTIMORE (WJZ)-- A firefighter in Colorado captured a rare photo of a 'firewhirl' on Monday.

According to the Weather Channel, 'firewhirls' or fire tornadoes form when air superheated by an intense wildfire rises rapidly, consolidating low-level spin from winds converging into the fire like a spinning ice skater, pulling its arms inward."

Charles "Trey" Bolt, of Beaver Creek Fire  Engine 1419 was there as the 'fire whirl' came whipping by near the Wyoming-Colorado border.

This photo has been shared more than 15,000 times on the Beaver Creek Fire Facebook page.



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