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FIRE WHIRL [1 record]

Record 1 2005-03-09


Subject field(s)
  • Brush, Prairie and Forest Fires

A spinning, tornadolike vortex of ascending hot air, flame, smoke, and debris.


A fire whirlwind is one of the most destructive fire phenomena and can have the strength of a tornado.

Key term(s)
  • fire whirl wind


  • Incendies de végétation

Colonne tourbillonnante formée d'air et de gaz chauds qui s'élève d'un feu et transporte de la fumée, des débris, des flammes et des tisons.


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