If you think fire tornadoes are only possible in crappy disaster movies, a terrifying new video of a real-life flaming twister will make you think again. Unfortunately.
Firefighters battling a brush fire in St. Albert, Canada, were forced to flee when the flames quickly swelled into a massive funnel of fire and smoke, according to a report by CBC News. As seen in the video, one of the firefighters even resorted to jumping into a nearby lake in order to escape the danger. Believe it or not, the whole thing was sparked by a camp fire that got out of control, per the report.
Here's another version of the video posted by the St. Albert Fire Department:
— StAlbertFirefighters (@saffu2130) April 17, 2016 Of course, this isn't the first time a fire tornado -- otherwise known as a "firenado" or "fire whirl" -- has been captured on video. But it could very well be the scariest.
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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and was already scared of tornadoes to begin with. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.