By Jake Wade, WMAZ
A tornado of fire swirled in the Australian Outback. It's a very rare phenomenon that happens when a twister sucks up fire off the ground.
An Australian filmmaker captured it while scouting for film locations in the outback.
He says the twister made of flames reached around 100 feet off the ground.
Fire tornadoes are also known as fire whirls or fire devils.
They are caused when a warm, rotating and rising column of air picks up a bushfire.
The cameraman said fire tornadoes are thought to last only around two minutes, but the twister he filmed at Curtin Springs lasted up to 40 minutes.