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VIRAL VIDEO: 'Firenado' Forms During Controlled Burn in Colorado

Updated: 03/22/2014 11:01 AM
Created: 03/22/2014 10:55 AM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

Check this out, a mix of dust devil and a brush fire has created a "Firenado" in Colorado.

Firefighter Thomas Rogers uploaded a video to YouTube of a prescribed burn of 150 acres that occurred last Friday at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in the Denver metro area.

But just as crews thought they had a handle on things, a dust devil formed in front of them and drew the flames into it igniting the debris within the twister.

Rogers said the flaming dust devil burned about one additional acre before it broke apart.

Luckily, no one was hurt.

Video: Firefighter Thomas Rogers/ YouTube

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