Devil Tornado on Uneventful Day

Chris Tangey had been out in Alice Springs, Australia, scouting locations for a new movie.

After finishing he went over to help workers at a cattle station when he was confronted by one of nature’s most intimidating spectacles.

Just 300 metres away was a 30-metre high fire swirl which “sounded like a fighter jet”, despite there being no wind in the area.

A fire tornado, also know as a fire devil, is caused when a column of warm, rising air comes into contact – or causes – a fire on the ground.

These fire whirls are known to last for around two minutes on the very rare occasions they take place.

But Chris found himself mesmerised by the tornado for more than 40 minutes.

The 52-year-old said: “The weather was perfectly still and it was about 25 degrees celsius – it was an entirely uneventful day.

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