Firenado Melts Fire Hose – level 2

28-09-2018 15:00

In British Columbia, Canada, firefighters were fighting a fire when a firenado picked up their hose. It lifted it 100 feet into the air and then melted it. The fire was one of many wildfires happening.

A firenado or fire whirl happens when wind, heat from fire, and hot ground temperatures mix together. The mix creates air that moves upwards and pulls in fire, ash, and debris.

Difficult words: firenado (a wind storm that forms from wind and fire), melt (make soft or turn to liquid – something like water), whirl (when air moves in circles very quickly, tornado), debris (small pieces of things).

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