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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:27 am    Post subject: Fire Tornado in Australia Reply with quote

Rare fire tornado is flaming spectacular...the beauty and violence of Mother Nature. Thanks for thes pics Camel, I had to share them mate.



A SNAPPER was left in a whirl when he witnessed one of nature’s rarest phenomenons – a FIRE tornado.

Filmmaker Chris Tangey caught the flaming twister on camera as he scouted out movie locations in Alice Springs, Australia.

The terrifying fire swirl – also known as a fire devil — is caused when warm air comes into contact with, or causes, a fire on the ground.



Chris, 52, said: “The weather was perfectly still and 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.”



Although fire whirls are known to last for only a couple of minutes, Chris found himself mesmerised by the dangerous tornado for more than 40 MINUTES.

Chris said: “I’ve been shooting in the outback for 23 years and I have never seen anything like it. We’ve heard about them but they’re never seen.

“The whole experience was staggering and the length and variety were astonishing.”



Although they are rare, these spectacles are extremely dangerous.
In 1923, a fire whirl emerged during Japan’s Great Kanto Earthquake and killed 38,000 people in just 15 minutes.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:55 am    Post subject: Re: Fire Tornado in Australia Reply with quote

Fantastic pictures !!!
I have never witnessed a fire tornado but once while deer hunting with my father on a cloudless but windy day we saw the eqivilent of that fire tornado but was just dirt and debris. It was packed tight just like the flaming center of the fire tornado with no outer dust funnel just coal black and shooting upwards of nearly 1,000 ft into the air. Dad was driving and I asked if we could take a side road to get a better look and he said "NO WAY" ! I am a bit of a storm freak and would have like to have seen how that progressed.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Fire Tornado in Australia Reply with quote

Incredible!
is that Uluru in the background?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Fire Tornado in Australia Reply with quote

Pretty amazing. I haven't see something like this before.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Fire Tornado in Australia Reply with quote

gelandangan wrote:
Incredible!
is that Uluru in the background?

Not Uluru mate...just one of the many NT outcrops.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:52 am    Post subject: Re: Fire Tornado in Australia Reply with quote

Wow!

Great photos.

I never knew that such things exisited.

Such beauty in something that's potentially devastating.

Thanks for sharing Vince.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Fire Tornado in Australia Reply with quote

These are fairly common in Australian bush fires.
When the airflow and fire size get to this stage, its time to leave.
As my first fire instructor in the airforce stated;
"Steps to take in case of fire, large rapid bastards in the opposite direction"

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:48 am    Post subject: Re: Fire Tornado in Australia Reply with quote

very good
sort of the same but oppisite of a water spout!!!
a twister over water that sucks it up into the air sometimes dropping fish way out of where they came from.

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