I wonder if stuff like this happens more often then we think but only now is it being readily documented. I also wonder if the increase in wildfires due to climate change is also a factor...That’s amazing. That’s one of the largest and most well defined pyro tornadoes I’ve ever seen.
I think one of the craziest things about that video is the multiple-vortex structure. Never seen anything like that with a pyro tornado.I wonder if stuff like this happens more often then we think but only now is it being readily documented. I also wonder if the increase in wildfires due to climate change is also a factor...
Apparent pyro tornado near Weston, Oregon yesterday.
Edit: Actually, this might have been a regular tornado that just happened to be near a wildfire. I'm not completely sure either way.
The fire in question was due to someone using a flare for a pre-wedding event in the Bromo volcanic field.The Weather Channel has this video of a fire whirl near "a volcano" in Indonesia. It is a fire whirl, not volcanic in origin.
The volcano might be almost anywhere on volcano-studded Java, which is a tinderbox right now at the end of a very dry dry season, but because a flare is mentioned, it's probably Bromo, per this news story (Indonesian, but with video; just click "x" in upper right if an ad appears).
Here's more video and info on the fire, which Twitter can translate (the tweet's text, anyway, and yes, there is a Teletubbies Hill in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park--Indonesians are amazing).
PS: This volcanic group is gorgeous, and very active.