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Are fire tornados real ?

Tornade de feu

Are fire tornados real, or just a myth?

Forest fires are common in the summer. The intensity of the fires generates its own system of winds. The phenomenon is the chimney effect.

The temperature difference between the surrounding area and the heat source promotes stronger winds. The hot air generated by the fire rises, and the colder air in the vicinity replaces it on the surface.

A whirlwind is created and the draft increases further. The spiral of fire develops vertically. It forms a tube of flames called a tuba. The laugh brings oxygen which increases the combustion and the production of heat.

The fire tornado will cause the fire to spread. Watch the French video below to see this weather phenomenon in real life.

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