Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Watch Rare 'Firenado' as Firefighters Battle Blaze in the Sky

Watch Rare 'Firenado' as Firefighters Battle Blaze in the Sky

Flames inside a plastics factory in England produced a stunning spectacle rarely seen.

This is the incredible moment a "firenado" shot 50ft into the sky as 50 firefighters attempted to tackle the massive blaze in South Derbyshire.

The fire began just after 1.40am yesterday and took the firefighters 12 hours to get under control.

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The cause of the fire at Ravensbourn Plastics Ltd on Occupation Lane, in Albert Village, Swadlincote is not yet known. The blaze involved stacked plastic pallets, which were ordinarily used for making plastic crates for supermarkets.

The stunning "firenado" was captured by firefighters.

He said: 'We will be operational by the end of today though or as soon as the police and fire are finished.

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As the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service Ashby Station explained on Facebook, the fire whirl, or firenado, is created when "cool air enters the top of the hot air", which causes "a swirl similar to how a tornado is formed".

"At the height of the fire, ten fire engines, crews and specialist appliances from across Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire had been at the incident".

There have been no reported injuries, but people could reportedly see the thick black smoke from Nottingham's city center, which is more than 26 miles away.

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The "firenado" swept across the fields near the factory, as the fire sent dark plumes of smoke into the sky on Monday.

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