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[WATCH] Fire whirl flares up on farm near Magaliesberg

A fire whirl or fire devil is a whirlwind induced by a fire and often made up of flame or ash

POLOKWANE – A video of a fire tornado on a farm near Magaliesburg has gained traction on social media overnight.

https://www.facebook.com/SenorHotlikeMexico/videos/10216018916804380/

Posted by Facebook user Gregory Saunders to the Storm Report SA page on Tuesday, 9 October, the fire tornado happened on a farm near Magaliesberg. The video was taken by family members on the farm.

A fire whirl or fire devil is a whirlwind induced by a fire and are often made up of flame or ash. They usually start with a whirl of wind or smoke and occur when intense rising heat and turbulent wind conditions combine to form whirls of air.

The video has since been shared over 2 000 times.

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