Wind Transforms Burning Man Flames Into Swirling 'Fire Tornado'

Gusts of wind created churning columns of fire and smoke during the main event of the nine-day Burning Man festival on Saturday, September 3, in Black Rock City, Nevada, according to social media posts.

The principal event of the annual festival is the burning of a large effigy of a man, according to the Burning Man Project.

The National Weather Service reported that strong wind caused blowing dust on Saturday. Organizers warned attendees that the dust storm created “whiteout conditions” before the main attraction.

Video posted by Michael Rumiantsau, which they said was taken on Saturday in Black Rock City, shows swirling flames and smoke as the man burns. Credit: Michael Rumiantsau via Storyful

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