Rare fire tornado captured on film during fire near Budapest

 

A rare fire tornado was captured on film during a blaze at a plastic processing factory in Kistarcsa near Budapest, Hungary Photo: REUTERS

March 3, 2011HUNGARY – These striking photos were captured during a huge fire at a plastic processing plant in Kistarcsa, a suburb of the Hungarian capital Budapest. Around 70 firefighters were sent to tackle the blaze, which engulfed an entire industrial unit and sent a terrifying tower of flames swirling into the sky. A witness at the scene said that 15 foot high flames also ravaged the building, and several explosions were heard. So far, no casualties have been reported in the inferno, which broke out at 8pm local time on Tuesday night. The cause of the fire is unknown. Fire tornadoes, also known as “fire whirls”, only occur under certain conditions and form a vertical column of flames and hot air that behaves much like a normal tornado. –Telegraph
Contributed by Kia: Is not strange then that this rare event happened on the other side of the world in Texas, the same week?
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6 Responses to Rare fire tornado captured on film during fire near Budapest

  1. Golfdad641 says:

    There was a fire tornado in Hawaii and Brazil last year as well. Love your website and glad I found it.

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  2. susan bech says:

    fascinating photo….

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  3. Kia says:

    Is not strange then that this rare event happened on the other side of the world in Texas, (Ca) the same week?

    p.s. thank you very much for everything you do.

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  4. Mark says:

    Those are 2 different phenomena we are looking at there/

    The fire tornado in Turkey is of the same type that was experienced in Victoria, Australia on the Black Saturday fires. You will notice that in comparison to the Texas video clip which is a tornado passing through a fire that the Turkey fire’s funnel is upside down (widest point at the bottom) These types of fire storms are devastating and deadly as they literally suck the oxygen out of the surrounding air. Many of the poor souls lost in the Black Saturday event died from suffocation while trying to outrun these fire storms. Same thing also happened in Dresden, Germany in WW2 where many people were reported to just drop and die while trying to outrun the flames.

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