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Researchers Confirm the Existence of Fire Tornado

  • Aired: 1/20/2012
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Researchers have confirmed the existence of a fire tornado. In 2003, the Canberra bushfires in Australia caused around 250 million dollars in damages, but researchers have confirmed that it wasn € t just the flames that caused the losses € a tornado produced by the fires also contributed to the destruction of 530 homes. Lead researcher, Rick McRae says that after studying weather data, video and photographs during the fires, his team is able to verify that tornados can be produced by a fire.

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