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A Wild 'Fire Tornado' Was Spotted In California & It's Terrifying (VIDEO)

The terrifying display formed along Highway 398.
Caifornia Fire Tornado Was Spotted Over The Weekend (VIDEO)

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 area

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The Loyalton fire, which has burned 34,295 acres so far, showed dangerous behavior on Saturday that led to a fire swirl to develop. 

According to Smithsonian Magazine, these 'nados form from high temps 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

Via The Independent 

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