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Rare fire tornado caught on film during United Kingdom industrial blaze

09 August 2018

Firefighters from the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service faced a rare "Firenado".

Much like a tornado, the 'firenado, ' or fire whirl, is formed when cool air comes into contact with hot air from above, causing the swirl.

A massive fire sparked a "firenado" in the English Midlands on Tuesday.

The cause of the fire at Ravensbourn Plastics Ltd on Occupation Lane, in Albert Village, Swadlincote is not yet known.

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Firefighters have captured the moment a "firenado" - a fire tornado resembling a twister - engulfed a plastics factory in Derbyshire.

The fire began just after 1.40am yesterday and took the firefighters 12 hours to get under control.

Speaking while crews tackled the fire, the Derbyshire service's group manager Steve Wells said: "We've received lots of calls to our control room this morning, as people in the Swadlincote area have woken to the sight of a large black smoke plume".

They're also hard to come by: According to Leicestershire fire officials, "our Chief has never witnessed one, 32 years on!"

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The fire originated in a plastics factory in Derbyshire.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, who were assisting local crews in Derbyshire, shared the stunning video on Facebook.

"It was quite an intense fire, as you can see from the video", he told the Globe in a telephone interview Wednesday afternoon.

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Rare fire tornado caught on film during United Kingdom industrial blaze