Sparked By The Loyalton Fire, A Rare Firenado Has Been Spotted Raging In Northern California

2020 is just not letting up. Over the weekend, a strange phenomenon that’s being referred to as a “firenado” (short for fire tornado) was spotted in Northern California. ┬áThe rare event was caused by the deadly combination of extreme temperatures, fire, and wind, and it’s part of the larger wildfire that’s burning east of Loyalton. The appearance of this bizarre firenado has even prompted the National Weather Service to issue a tornado warning for area residents. Here’s all you need to know about the firenado and ongoing Loyalton wildfire:

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Stay safe out there, Northern California. Wildfire season is always scary, but it’s also a testament to what our communities are capable of when we stick together.