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Brazil 'Fire Tornado' Caught On Film (VIDEO)


First Posted: 08/25/10 10:36 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:25 PM ET

A lethal combination of strong dry winds and brush fires created a stunning, if slightly terrifying, 'fire tornado' in Brazil. The whirlwind of fire, a rare phenomenon, was caught on camera as it glided across fields and brought highway traffic to a halt in the Brazilian municipality of Aracatuba. However, the flame, which was said to be several yards high, disappeared before too long.

The area Brazil where the fire tornado appeared has not seen rain in three months, according to reports.

WATCH Footage of the Fire Tornado:

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