May 15, 2014 4:05 pm
Updated: May 15, 2014 4:08 pm

WATCH: California wildfires spawn firenado


The wildfires sweeping across parts of California created a spectacular sight on Wednesday — a firenado.

The swirling vortex of fire is seen whipping across a hillside as the fire engulfs the trees.

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This was an example of a fire whirl, where hot air at the base rises quickly with swirling winds. It was not an actual fire tornado, as these are tornadoes of fire created by fire conditions.

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