Firefighters capture 'firenado' destroying Derbyshire factory


They started damping down the fire at about 3pm.

Firefighters in Derbyshire, England captured video footage of a rare firenado.

United Kingdom firefighters witness a rare fire tornado as they tackle a fire at a plastics factory in the village of Woodville, Derbyshire.

He said: 'We will be operational by the end of today though or as soon as the police and fire are finished.

That was not the only firenado firefighters encountered while fighting the blaze, the department sharing a second video on their Facebook page of yet another fire whirl they went up against.

Leicestershire firefighters, who assisted at the blaze, posted footage of the firenado, saying: 'It's created as cool air enters the top of the hot air causing a swirl similar to how a tornado is formed'.

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

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

East Midlands Ambulance Service attended but no injuries were reported.

The incredible fire whirl could be seen reaching into the sky as crews battled the flames at a plastic pallet factory on Tuesday morning.

"It was quite an intense fire, as you can see from the video", he told the Globe in a telephone interview Wednesday afternoon.