'FIRENADO' captured in Derbyshire

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Firefighters began on the blaze at Ravensbourn Plastics from about 1.20am on Tuesday and were still damping down the fire by the afternoon. Crews on the scene captured the remarkable footage of flames whirling upward from the raging flames torching the Derbyshire Facility.

THIS is the moment a "firenado", or a fire whirl, climbed more than 50ft in the air as a blaze engulfed a plastics factory in Derbyshire.

England isn't the only place spotting the fire whirls as of late: They have also reportedly been spotted among the wildfires in California recently.

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This rare phenomenon is known as a "firenado" and happens when cool air hits the top of the hot air, causing it to swirl.

Firefighters witnessed the event while battling a blaze at a recycling center on Occupation Lane, according to Tom Augusztinyi, a watch manager at the fire department.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said it had spread to a building and forklift trucks on the site.

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No injuries were reported but a huge black smoke cloud seen as far as Shepshed in Leicestershire and Nottingham City Centre.

"At the height of the fire, ten fire engines, crews and specialist appliances from across Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire had been at the incident".

The "firenado" swept across the fields near the factory, as the fire sent dark plumes of smoke into the sky on Monday.

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