'Firenado' Swirls Amid Dixie Fire in Northern California

A fire whirl was spotted swirling in California’s Dixie Fire in Janesville on August 16. This footage captured by firefighter Casey Zenger shows embers and flames churning in the night.

Zenger told Storyful the video was taken while his team’s fire engine was providing structure protection to a property. The residence was saved, Zenger said.

As of August 30, authorities reported the blaze had grown to 771,183 acres (1,205 square miles) with 48 percent of its perimeter contained. Credit: Casey Zenger via Storyful

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