A Wild 'Fire Tornado' Was Spotted In California & It's Terrifying (VIDEO)
The terrifying display formed along Highway 398.
Sweltering heat and raging wildfires caused a massive California fire tornado over the weekend.
On August 15, the National Weather Service (NWS) Reno warned people of "tornadic activity" in the Loyalton fire .
The Loyalton fire, which has burned 34,295 acres so far, showed dangerous behavior on that led to a fire swirl to develop.
According to Smithsonian Magazine, these 'nados form from high and hot air rising, creating a superheated column of air, bringing ash and flames with it.
The terrifying display formed along Highway 398 near Roberts Canyon.