Several fire tornadoes, or “smokenadoes”, were seen spinning away from the flames during the central event of the Burning Man festival this year, with attendee Jordan Palmer dubbing it a “beautiful but heavy” experience.
Palmer’s video shows the event’s famous bonfire ritual, with a small whirlwind alongside it. The smokenado then moves slowly away from the bonfire.
A smokenado, sometimes called a fire devil or firenado, forms when ground-level winds come into contact with smoke or fire and whip them into the air in a spiral. Credit: Jordan Palmer via Storyful
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