Wildland firefighters evacuate as tornado approaches

This was not a “fire tornado”, or fire whirl. It was a tornado that moved across a wildland fire.

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Shawn Wheat of Topeka TV station WIBW was covering a wildfire in Kansas on March 6 when he had to evacuate along with the firefighters when a “cloud-wrapped” tornado moved into the fire area.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

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