Fire Whirls, 'Pyro' Clouds, Smoky Skies: Extreme Fire Behavior a Preview of What's to ComeAs scientists examine how much of this summer's wildfire behavior can be attributed to human-caused climate change, they say extreme fire events seen recently may only be a preview of what's to come in the coming decades.
California Wildfires: What Is A Firenado?Once considered an natural oddity, columns of towering flames known as a 'firenado' packing 100 mph-plus winds have become an increasingly common threat over the last four years as the wildfires that have ripped through Northern California have gained in intensity.
Massive Creek Fire Spawned Two Firenados During Advance In Sierra National ForestAs the Creek Fire bore down on hundreds of trapped campers near Mammoth Pool, the flames were also being fanned by a firenado with winds topping 100 mph, according to federal forecasters.
Hog Fire In NorCal Grows To 9,400 Acres As Firefighters Contend With Hail, ThunderstormsThe Hog Fire continued to burn through heavy forest in Northeastern California, as firefighters contended with more unusual weather while battling the massive wildfire.
'Firenado' Spotted As Hog Fire Scorches 8,000 Acres In Northern CaliforniaThe Hog Fire burning in Northeastern California continued to burn overnight, tearing through thousands of acres and even creating its own weather.
Scientists Find Causes Behind Redding 'Firenado' During Carr FireA University of Nevada, Reno scientist has published a paper documenting the factors that fueled the destructive "firenado" that swept through Redding during the Carr Fire.
Video Shows Massive Fire Tornado That Killed Redding FirefighterRecently released video from Cal Fire shows the most intense tornado ever in California history that trapped and killed a firefighter in Redding last month.