Impressive firenado captured on camera in England

Posted at 5:08 PM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-08 18:08:18-04

Firefighters in England witnessed a rare "firenado" Tuesday.

The Leicestershire fire and rescue service filmed the phenomenon during a blaze at a plastics factory.

It posted the video on Facebook and explained that fire whirls occur when "cool air enters the top of the hot air causing a swirl similar to how a tornado is formed."

No injuries were reported but black smoke could be seen for miles.