August 9, 2018 9:27 am
Updated: August 9, 2018 9:52 am

‘Firenadoes’ form during intense blaze at U.K. plastics factory

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Firefighters from the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service have witnessed rare “firenadoes” during a blaze at a plastics factory in Derbyshire, England.

The phenomena were filmed by on-call crews from Ashby Fire Station at the Ravensbourn Plastics business on Tuesday.

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The crew posted several videos on Facebook of two separate firenadoes they faced, and explained fire whirls occur when “cool air enters the top of the hot air causing a swirl similar to how a tornado is formed.”

No injuries were reported but black smoke could be seen as far as Shepshed in Leicestershire and Nottingham City Center.

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