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As Megafires Have Become More Common, So Have Fire Tornadoes

Clip: Season 46 Episode 8 | 2m 32s | Video has closed captioning.

Northern California’s Carr Fire spawned a deadly fire tornado with incredibly powerful winds. But what caused its flames to start spinning?

Aired: 05/08/19

Rating: NR

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