Giant fire tornado captured on video

Posted at 9:57 AM, Aug 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-23 10:22:11-04

And you thought regular tornadoes and waterspouts were bad.

A pilot has captured footage of a giant fire tornado that formed from the Tetlin Junction wildfire that is raging in Alaska.

Also known as fire whirls, fire devils, or even firenados, these whirlwinds of flame are not really rare, just rarely documented, according to National Geographic. Below is one captured on video in the Australian Outback last year: