This Quick-Forming Fire Tornado Caught Firefighters in Canada Off Guard

Firefighters in Alberta, Canada were in for a shock during what seemed just a routine call to extinguish an out-of-control campfire. An unexpected surge of wind formed a twister of smoke and flames, known as a “fire tornado.” The wildfire spread quickly over several acres near Big Lake and even forced St. Albert firefighter Vincent Pashko to jump in the nearby Sturgeon River to avoid the inferno.

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