An astonished filmmaker is coming to grips with the moment he witnessed one of nature’s rarest phenomenons – a tornado comprised entirely of fire- and lived to tell the tale.
Chris Tangey had been out in Alice Springs, Australia, scouting locations for a new movie.
After finishing the task, he went over to help workers at a cattle station when he was confronted by one of nature’s most intimidating spectacles.
Fire storm: A filmmaker in Alice Springs, Australia shot some video of a fire tornado that happened on Monday
Distant view: At the time, he was300-metres away from the 30-metre high fire swirl which ‘sounded like a fighter jet’ despite there being no wind in the area
Destructive: A fire tornado, also know as a fire devil, is caused when a column of warm, rising air comes into contact – or causes – a fire on the ground
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