Fire tornadoes are one of the most unpredictable natural phenomenas known to man, usually alighting in dry, heated and windy weather associated with intense bush fires. Also known as ‘the devil’s whirl’, they are usually around 200 feet tall and when they hit populated areas they are devastating. In 1923, a fire tornado killed 38,000 people in less than fifteen minutes across a district of Tokyo.
Fire tornadoes are rare in nature, but when they do start spinning they're even hotter than a regular fire. James Williams gets an explanation on how and why they occur from a fire protection expert.