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'Firenado' towers over factory blaze in Derbyshire

10 August 2018

This particular "firenado" happened when a plastics factory - which makes bread trays for the whole of the United Kingdom - went up in smoke in Derbyshire near Manchester. Crews on the scene captured the remarkable footage of flames whirling upward from the raging flames torching the Derbyshire Facility.

Firefighters attempted to control a blaze at the factory whilst the so-called firenado formed on Monday (August 6).

He said: 'We will be operational by the end of today though or as soon as the police and fire are finished.

Firefighters witnessed the event while battling a blaze at a recycling center on Occupation Lane, according to Tom Augusztinyi, a watch manager at the fire department.

A spokesman for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said: 'The fire involved approximately 100 metres x 100 metres of stacked plastic pallets.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, who were assisting local crews in Derbyshire, shared the stunning video on Facebook.

Thick black smoke from thousands of plastic pallets on fire could be seen across the East Midlands.

Video of the rare natural phenomenon shows what appears to be a tornado that is on fire, swirling flames reaching up towards the sky at a height of more than 50 feet as firefighters douse it in water.

"It was quite an intense fire, as you can see from the video", he told the Globe in a telephone interview Wednesday afternoon.

'Firenado' towers over factory blaze in Derbyshire