Brush fires and strong winds have resulted in a rare fire tornado in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. The firestorm occurred in the city of Araçatuba in the northwest of São Paulo state. The region has experienced humidity levels similar to the Sahara Desert From a report by the Associated Press: A whirlwind of flame, spiralling several metres high, danced across burning fields, bringing traffic to a halt on a nearby highway, before it dissolved, as rapidly as it appeared. Though the fire tornado was brief, drought conditions are still feeding brush fires in the state. It hasn’t rained…
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