Harrowing new footage released by California’s firefighting agency Cal Fire reveals the massive fire tornado that led to the death of a firefighter on July 26.
The fire tornado was part of the Carr Fire that’s engulfed 223,610 acres of land in Northern California so far. A report from Cal Fire breaks down the details surrounding the fiery phenomenon.
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Per the report, the tornado “was a large rotating fire plume that was roughly 1,000 feet in diameter at its base” and managed to reach a height of 40,000 feet.
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