Firefighters battle a rare 'firenado' at plastics factory in the UK

Firenado in Derbyshire

Now firefighters have released footage of the blaze and the mesmerising firenado, which reached a height of over 50ft. Crews on the scene captured the remarkable footage of flames whirling upward from the raging flames torching the Derbyshire Facility.

A blaze turned into a tornado-like whirl as firefighters worked to extinguish a fire at a plastics factory in Derbyshire, England. The column of fire forms when eddies caused by the blaze lead to a powerful rotating updraft.

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.

At about 15:00, firefighters started damping down the fire.

The fire involved approximately 10,000 sq metres of stacked plastic pallets at the factory, which makes plastic crates for supermarkets.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp still expects players to leave
We want to be champions of England, but what about [Manchester] United and the other clubs? We were in finals. Do we go to finals again? "I have not seen him [again] so far so we will see about his availability".

CDC: 4 cases of West Nile virus in Minnesota
People older than 50 or who have weakened immune systems are at higher risk for severe illness from the virus. People who contract West Nile virus may show mild signs of illness including fever, headache and body aches.

Man missing and 750 evacuated from campsites as floods hit southern France
The Gard government said four German children were taken to hospital on Thursday suffering from hypothermia in Bagnols-sur-Cèze. UK Met Office meteorologist Marco Petagna said almost 3in of rain fell over the area in 24 hours.

"While the site of the fire is not directly next to any residential properties, we are still advising locals to keep their windows and doors closed until the fire is completely out and the smoke has subsided".

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said in the post that fire tornados were caused by thermal currents of warm air rising from the ground, drawing in fire and ash.

Thick black smoke from thousands of plastic pallets on fire could be seen across the East Midlands.

You can see the stunning force of nature in action above.

Related News:

  • MIna: I want to win things at Everton

    Bernard, a 25-year-old capped 14 times by Brazil, was a free agent after his contract with Shakhtar Donetsk expired. I have spoken a lot to the coach and I know his passion for Everton and determination to be successful.
    Russian Federation  hits back at 'unacceptable' sanctions as rouble tumbles

    Russian Federation hits back at 'unacceptable' sanctions as rouble tumbles

    Interested in Russia? Add Russia as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Russia news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Zakharova described the new sanctions as an "unfriendly act" and accused the us of trying to " demonize " Russian Federation .
    VIDEOS reveal city in chaos as Lombok crumbles under another natural disaster

    VIDEOS reveal city in chaos as Lombok crumbles under another natural disaster

    Rescue workers are still digging through rubble and trying to get aid to victims of the earlier, larger quake. The first quake , a 6.9 magnitude event, killed almost 350 people, according to Indonesian state media .
  • Grieving orca still carrying her dead calf more than two weeks later

    Martin Haulena, examined the orca. "The team obtained a breath sample to help assess infection & and gave antibiotics". Scientists are anxious that Tahlequah's behavior may harm her health, and they are keeping a close eye on her.
    NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France Takes Indefinite Leave of Absence

    NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France Takes Indefinite Leave of Absence

    It's been confusing to watch because Brian France , the one who should be leading the cavalry, has been conspicuously absent. His uncle Jim France, a vice chairman and executive vice president, will take over those roles on an interim basis.
    Abby Huntsman Exits ‘Fox & Friends’ Franchise To Join ‘The View’

    Abby Huntsman Exits ‘Fox & Friends’ Franchise To Join ‘The View’

    Huntsman is expected to work her last stint on "Fox & Friends Weekend" this Saturday and Sunday, Fox News said in a statement. The new View will see a lineup comprised of Whoopi Goldberg , Joy Behar , Sunny Hostin , Meghan McCain , and Abby Huntsman .
  • Nintendo Switch Online Launches in the Second Half of September, Nintendo Announces

    Nintendo Switch Online Launches in the Second Half of September, Nintendo Announces

    This is great for people who want to retrieve their data if they lose, break or purchase an additional Nintendo Switch system. Expect to hear more about Nintendo Switch Online soon in the coming weeks, probably first at Gamescom which is 15 days away.
    No Joke: Tsitsipas upsets Djokovic to reach Rogers Cup quarter-finals

    No Joke: Tsitsipas upsets Djokovic to reach Rogers Cup quarter-finals

    Top-ranked Rafael Nadal beat Swizterland's Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 7-6 (4) in a night match delayed by rain late in the first set. In the other quarterfinal, Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation will play Robin Haase of the Netherlands.

    Premier League 2018-19: Arsenal vs Manchester City Preview

    Across the city at United, grumbly Jose Mourinho seems to have a huge battle on his hands to raise a smile, let alone a challenge. We spoke to Kompany and Walker and they seem so intent to not drop below the mentality and standards they achieved a year ago .
  • Afghan officials: Taliban attack eastern provincial capital Ghazni

    Afghan officials: Taliban attack eastern provincial capital Ghazni

    The attack followed a similar assault on Farah in May, when fighters came close to overrunning the city in western Afghanistan . Mashal said there were more than 100 other casualties but he could not give a breakdown of the dead and wounded.
    'Lock your doors': At least four dead in Canada shooting

    'Lock your doors': At least four dead in Canada shooting

    About five minutes later, he could hear similar noises near his home. "Doors are locked and everybody's inside", he said. Fredericton is the capital of New Brunswick, a province on the eastern side of the country and above ME in the USA.
    European Union  to study need for action on common mobile phone charger

    European Union to study need for action on common mobile phone charger

    After this agreement expired in 2012, a new letter of intent was signed by the same companies in 2013 and 2014. EU REGULATORS could force Apple to ditch its proprietary Lightning charger in favour of one-size-fits-all USB.


Most liked

People Getting Plastic Surgery To Look Like Their Snapchat Filters, Says Report
It's these factors that may actually lead you to be unhappy with your regular appearance, the researchers say. BDD affects up to 2.4 percent of the population.

Australia's most populous state entirely in drought
Southern Australia has experienced near-record levels of dry weather; rainfall has been 57mm below average for the time of year. The government would have been better off subsidising professional shooters to reduce kangaroo numbers more humanely, he said.

Hilarious reason new Winnie the Pooh film is banned in China
And despite being released around the world, fans of Winnie the Pooh living in China will not be able to enjoy watching the film.

Farmers in Australia get greater powers to kill kangaroos amid drought
The government would have been better off subsidising professional shooters to reduce kangaroo numbers more humanely, he said. Australia's prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has unveiled a package of measures to assist farmers coping with the conditions.

Tottenham first Premier League team to fail to make one summer signing
But Liverpool have won the last four meetings between the two sides, albeit only one of those was in the Premier League. The lack of new signings will compound issues surrounding his squad for the start of the Premier League season.

'Crazy Rich Asians' Already Has 100 Percent Score On Rotten Tomatoes
Months after wrapping " Crazy Rich Asians " the movie's sprawling ensemble cast still stays close through the magic of technology.

Hundreds of Ryanair flights cancelled over European strikes
Customers have been notified and a majority of those affected moved to another Ryanair flight, the company said. Staff claim this creates huge insecurity for them, blocking their access to state benefits in their country.

Australia holds key rate as prospect of hikes remains distant
Markets aren't pricing in a rate increase for at least another year, according to bets by swaps traders. Keep in mind that this was the first month in which the United States imposed tariffs on China imports .

Manchester United bosses 'vetoed' Jose Mourinho's targets
By their usual standards, Manchester United have had a disastrous summer transfer window. It's just the late surge of it.

CL Failure Could Lead To League Glory For Liverpool
Mourinho was speaking at a 9am press conference and his words did not equivocally rule out the possibility of something happening. However, there was no indication that it was a deliberate tactic on his part or that he was being economical with the truth.

NFL preseason sees kneeling, raised fists, during national anthem
In July, the NFL chose to suspend its new anthem policy which required all players on the field to stand for the national anthem. Some players held their fists in the air, while others made a decision to kneel, despite the controversy surrounding the action.

Remembering Hard Knocks stars as high school recruits
In advance of the Tuesday's premiere, the world was granted a final preview trailer. Once he's alone again, he whispers to himself, "Keep going".

'My time was short': Golfer Jarrod Lyle dies after ending cancer treatment
Gow says one incredible trait perfectly sums up the incredible human being that Lyle was - even during his darkest days. Briony Lyle said her husband had asked her to pass on a "simple message: 'Thanks for your support, it meant the world.

Cam Newton confronts Kelvin Benjamin over remarks
As fate would have it, the Panthers and Bills will meet Thursday night in Buffalo for their first preseason game. The video was overlaid with the captions "All love on this side" and "No excuses just work".

Infowars app surges in popularity after tech platforms move against Alex Jones
Dorsey has explained Twitter's decision-making process as well as he ever needs to. Family members of some of the victims are suing Jones for defamation.