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Australian firefighters film incredible moment wildfire turns into a firenado

Firefighters tackling a wildfire in Australia have been faced with a more extreme challenge than they may be used to - a firenado.

Thomson Brook Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, which looks after an area in Western Australia, uploaded footage of the strange phenomena taking place in an area of pine trees.

A firenado is created when cool air interacts with hot air, creating a swirling motion. The formation is very similar to that of a tornado, hence the name.

Last year, firefighters in Leicestershire faced the same problem whilst tackling a blaze at a factory.