News & Opinion | August 9, 2018 10:19 am

Firefighters Release Jaw-Dropping Fire Tornado Footage

Firefighters are badass, and this is insane.

A fire tornado
We could go our entire lives without encountering one of these in real life. (Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service)

Firefighters battling a massive inferno in Leicestershire, England, released footage this week of a “firenado,” Mashable reports. According to the post, published by Leicestershire Fire and Rescue, a firenado occurs when cool and hot air clash to create a funnel that flings fire skyward.

It’s pretty insane to watch. Mashable reports that the blaze started in a plastics factory in the area. Luckily, no injuries have been reported at the time of publication.

Take a look at the clip below.