Fire Whirl Grabs Hoseline in Canada

Firefighters wrestle the wind for hoseline



Guardian News – Firefighters in British Columbia, Canada, lose control of their hose as it is sucked into the sky by high winds near a fire whirl. Fire officials say the whirlwind phenomenon, caused when heat from the fire and high ground temperatures combine to create uplift, differs from a tornado


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