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:
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.