A fire tornado occurs when warm gases rise up from the fire and begin to mix with cool air. According to Independent, Copelin was just driving by when she saw the amazing 'fire tornado' phenomenon. CBS Local reports that a Missouri farmer set his field alight, and that's when Copelin saw and took the fire tornado pictures.
Copelin captioned her fire tornado pictures: "A farmer burning off his field and as we stopped so I could take a picture the wind whipped up this fire twister #nofilter #firestorm #firetwister". The tornado-like fire whirls are reportedly formed when intense heat combines with strong winds.


Fire tornado pictures are rarely taken as the phenomenon doesn't usually last for more than a few seconds.
To see our content at its best we recommend upgrading if you wish to continue using IE or using another browser such as Firefox, Safari or Google Chrome. The fire tornado pictures were reportedly snapped by resident Janae Copelin while she was driving past a burning farm. The fire tornado pictures were taken as the formation formed through the combination of the fire and strong winds. Louis office of the National Weather Service told KMOX News that the fire tornadoes are spectacular to see but also very rare.


The rare event occurs when a fire is whipped up by strong, dry air currents to form a vertical whirl.
Now, many are curious as to what the fire tornado pictures are all about and how they came to be. Most large fire tornadoes are formed when wildfire converges with a warm updraft of air, and a wildfires can contain a number of fire whirls of varying intensity, size and duration.




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