Firenado Melts Fire Hose – level 3

28-09-2018 15:00

In British Columbia, Canada, firefighters were fighting a fire when a firenado sucked their hose 100 feet into the air and melted it. The blaze was one of many wildfires occurring at that time.

A firenado or fire whirl happens if wind gusts, heat from fire, and hot ground temperatures mix together, creating an uplift of air that pulls in fire, ash, and debris.

Difficult words: firenado (a tornado that forms from wind and fire), melt (make soft or turn to liquid – something like water), blaze (a large fire), whirl (a swirling movement of air), gust (a strong wind), uplift (a wind that pulls things upwards), debris (broken down and small pieces of things).

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