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Outback filmmaker captures column of fire.

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posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 11:52 PM
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SOURCE: NEWS.COM.AU


Chris Tangey of Alice Springs Film and Television was scouting locations near Curtin Springs station, about 80km from Uluru, last week when confronted by a fiery phenomenon. He had just finished his tour of the station when workers encountered difficulties with a grader. So he went to help them. A small fire was burning in nearby bushland, so Mr Tangey decided to start filming. He caught the sight of his life. A twister touched down on the spot fire, fanning it into a furious tower of flame.





Basically there was a bushfire being battled, and suddenly the sky came down and sucked up all the fire. Pretty cool story!

Enjoy!



edit on 16-9-2012 by Noinoi because: Embedding.




posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 11:58 PM
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a fitting soundtrack



posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 12:00 AM
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That fire must have been happening to close to their super secret military base. So they sent out the super secret sky sucker to suck it out. This ats by the way i only meant a bit of fun not to dog your thread at all cool find, to have them catch the fire tornado on video.



posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 12:35 AM
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Truly awesome. We never see anything like that over here.
S+F, thanks op.

Q the religious- Surely this is a sign. Burning bush, er, brush. And a power from up on high to extinguish it etc.
The end is after all nigh [sarcasm off]



posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 12:46 AM
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That's really neat, never seen anything like that before.

Thanks



posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 01:25 AM
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I'm sure God had a very important message for us, and it's offended now that people didn't pay attention. Damn, now we'll have to wait few more thousand years until the next one...

Amazing images, thank you for posting.
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posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 01:32 AM
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pfft! happens all the time out here.
en.wikipedia.org...

yep, even in the willy-willy's in Australia are f****n hardcore.



posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 12:26 PM
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Pretty cool video thanks for sharing !



posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 01:06 PM
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Awesome video and great story!
I could only imagine being there to see such a sight.
Thanks OP





BUT:

Where does this thread mention religion or a "sign"?
Anyone?

Hey Adamover and Whitehat!
Why must you two posters bring up a totally different topic anyways?
What's the purpose? To anger people or de-rail the thread?
That's all ATS needs is more bigotry and hate.
The both of you are ridiculously saying things that are meaningless.
To even bring up anti-religious rants shows your character.
Shame on you both.





posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 01:37 PM
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Ive seen some crazy stuff in my day, but thats a new one. I had to watch it a few times. Very cool



posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 01:44 PM
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Originally posted by havok
Awesome video and great story!
I could only imagine being there to see such a sight.
Thanks OP





BUT:

Where does this thread mention religion or a "sign"?
Anyone?

Hey Adamover and Whitehat!
Why must you two posters bring up a totally different topic anyways?
What's the purpose? To anger people or de-rail the thread?
That's all ATS needs is more bigotry and hate.
The both of you are ridiculously saying things that are meaningless.
To even bring up anti-religious rants shows your character.
Shame on you both.




hum I thought they were joking and was pretty funny. Maybe you are to totally serious?

I am wondering if this is something they see often there or was this a very rare thing even for the fire fighters.



posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 03:02 PM
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The fire-fighters would have seen this MANY times before--its quite common during bush fires. Still great to watch tho, even if it does get a bit warm.



posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 09:56 PM
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I would say mother nature is restless, wouldn't you?



posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 10:45 PM
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This happens all the time during wildfires or prescribed burns.

It's called a rotating convection column.

As a fire burns fuel, the hot air rises and cooler air is sucked into the heat zone at ground level, the cycle just goes on like that.

As more and more moisture is evaporated from the burning fuel, it rises to create cumulus clouds and as it grows it creates it's own weather patterns that drive it (sometimes against existing weather patterns).

When this happens the colflicting patterns can create what is known as a Rotating Smoke Column, which moves slowly at first but as it draws up more heated air, which is replaced by cooler air at the bottom, it gains speed.

Rotating columns can be tiny like the ones seen here or they can be massive (upto 1km or bigger across at the base).

All sorts of crazy stuff goes on inside a rotating column. Firefighters can be pelted with tree trunks and small boulders, it's can rain (eventhough it might be 40 degrees and cloudless outside the fire zone), there can be lightning strikes, wind can reach incredible speeds and the column can start to move on it's own power (as I said earlier, even against existing weather patterns).

They are one of the most awsome phenomenon I have ever witnessed. and one of the most dangerous too for firefighters that have to work in or near them.
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