This is devastating footage of the Carr fire which has been ripping through California for over a week now and has led to the evacuation of 37,000 residents in California.
The wind whips up the fire appearing to create a tornado effect.
CALFIRE chief, Ken Pimlott, said crews were ‘seeing fire whirls – literally what can be described as a tornado’. He added: “This fire was whipped up into a whirlwind of activity, uprooting trees, moving vehicles, moving parts of roadways.”
Thousands of firefighters have been trying to contain the huge blaze but it’s continuing to rage, threatening to destroy thousands of buildings and structures.
The fire has grown to a total of 115,538 acres (180 square miles). A total of 2,546 structures remain under threat of the blaze, and 1,018 residential structures have been destroyed.