Highlights

  • Flames and smoke swirled upwards and created the 'firenado'
  • The bushfire quickly spread to more than 100 acres of land
  • Experts say California is seeing more wildfires due to climate change

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California wildfire | Explained: what is 'firenado'

The bushfire on Wednesday at Gorman region and quickly spread to more than 100 acres of land and a nearby highway was shut down.

In California, hot winds and wildfires created a fire-like tornado prompting many to term it a 'firenado'. Flames and smoke swirled upwards due to soaring temperature and created the 'firenado'.

The bushfire started on Wednesday at Gorman region and quickly spread to more than 100 acres of land and a nearby highway was shut down.

Climate experts say the wildfires in California are increasing due to climate change. In this month alone, two persons died in McKinney Fire, which was California's one of the biggest wildfire this year, and forced thousands to evacuate their homes.

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