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Incredible video shows 150-acre FIRE TORNADO burning outside Los Angeles

Incredible video shows FIRE TORNADO outside Los Angeles: More than 200 firefighters battle a fire that has reached 150 acres

  • The Sam Fire broke out in northwestern LA County around 5 p.m. Wednesday
  • The fire turned into a twister-like windstorm as it moved through hilly, open terrain
  • At 6:15 p.m., firefighters declared it to be a second-alarm fire spanning over 148 acres
  • Firefighters say fire is 60% under control and they are ‘making good progress’
  • Crews stay on site all night to extinguish any hot spots

Firefighters battle a fast-moving “fire tornado” that spans nearly 150 acres in northwestern Los Angeles County.

Incredible video shows the massive fire spinning in a twister-like windstorm as it moves through the hilly, open California terrain early Wednesday night.

More than 200 first responders were called in to fight the raging flames and are said to be “making good progress.”

It is not known what caused the fire, but so-called ‘firenado’s’ usually occur when extreme rising heat and turbulent wind conditions occur.

Firefighters battle a fast-moving 'fire tornado' that spanned more than 150 acres in northwestern Los Angeles County

Firefighters battle a fast-moving ‘fire tornado’ that spanned more than 150 acres in northwestern Los Angeles County

Incredible video shows the massive fire spinning into a twister-like windstorm on Wednesday night as it moves through the hilly, open California terrain

Incredible video shows the massive fire spinning into a twister-like windstorm on Wednesday night as it moves through the hilly, open California terrain

The second Sam Fire alarm broke out around 5 p.m. Wednesday in Gorman, near Old Ridge Route and Lancaster Road.

By 6:15 p.m., the fire had grown to 148 acres, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station confirmed on Twitter. Officials had the fire under 60 percent control by 8:15 p.m.

Drops of water were used to extinguish much of the flames, but footage showed a large amount of smoke sweeping over the area.

The fire did not threaten any structures, but officials had to close part of Highway 138 because of the inferno.

The fire brigade remains on site all night to extinguish any hot spots.

The LA County Fire Department’s Air Operations Department claims that the Sam Fire—which formed a fire whirl or “firenado”—probably the result of ‘dry, receptive fuels and erratic winds of intense surface heating.’

By 6:15 p.m., the fire had grown to 148 acres, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station confirmed on Twitter.  Officials had the fire 60 percent under control by 8:15 p.m

By 6:15 p.m., the fire had grown to 148 acres, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station confirmed on Twitter. Officials had the fire 60 percent under control by 8:15 p.m

Drops of water were used to extinguish much of the flames, but footage showed a large amount of smoke pouring over the area

Drops of water were used to extinguish much of the flames, but footage showed a large amount of smoke pouring over the area

The LA County Fire Department's Air Operations Department claims that the Sam Fire — which formed a fire whirl or

The LA County Fire Department’s Air Operations Department claims that the Sam Fire — which formed a fire whirl or “firenado” — likely resulted from “dry, receptive fuels and erratic winds from intense surface heating.”

Last week, California battled the 1,000-acre McKinney Fire, the deadliest and largest wildfire of the year in the state.

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