by Mike ‘Mish’ Shedlock
Fires rage in california and there is no relief in sight.
Fire Tornadoes, Fire Clouds, Crown Fires
USA Today explains Fire Tornadoes, Fire Clouds, Crown Fires
Fire Tornadoes and Whirls
Fire tornadoes are generated when intense heat from a wildfire causes hot air to rush up from the ground. As air comes in it sometimes starts to rotate. The Great Chicago Fire in 1871, one of the most devastating in American history, was exacerbated by fire whirls.