"Saw a #firewhirl for the first time last night," Fluer said in a comment on the video. "This sucker was shooting flames 100 ft in the air before it passed right in front of the line, all while dropping hot dirt and ash on our helmets."
In case you were wondering, firenadoes aren't as rare as you'd hope and form when rapidly rising heat from a wildfire combines with strong winds and updrafts, resulting in a blazing column of terror, according to the report. Think dust devil, but freaking on fire. It's unclear how long the firenado lasted, but the wildfire -- or Soda Fire -- continues to burn in Idaho and southeastern Oregon, and has consumed an estimated 280,000 acres.
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