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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 19: A tornado inside a bushfire burns near homes on the outskirts of the town of Bilpin on December 19, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Gray/Getty Images)

Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any more ridiculous…

Mother Nature has taken inspiration from horror novelist Stephen King to bring us the “fire tornado”. As wildfires destroyed nearly 20,000 acres in the eastern Sierras Saturday, California’s office for the NWS issued a warning for a “fire tornado”. Fire tornadoes have deadly blasts of fire, heat and wind of up to 60 mph!  Also called a “firenado”, the warning is the first of its kind for the climate phenomenon. While it may be the first time the National Weather Service has issued a “firenado” warning, one was first spotted during the California wildfires of 2018. In the video below, you can see that someone caught footage of the “firenado.”