There aren’t many things worse than a tornado — unless it’s a tornado on fire.
Officially called “Fire Whirls”, these rotating flaming fingers of death are nothing to mess with. In In 1923, the Great Kanto earthquake in Tokyo set off a massive fire whirl that killed 38,000 people in some fifteen minutes.
In the Brazilian municipality of Aracatuba today, a fire whirl was caught on tape — the result of months of drought in the region combined with brush fires and strong, dry winds. Check it out below: