The year 2020 has been the year of unfortunate surprises. With the ongoing pandemic, bushfires, and countless other unfortunate events, another one was seen in Lassen County.
Authorities in California have been tackling wildfires for the most of 2020. Poor forest management and climate change are said to be the reasons for the fire.
A tornado was formed in smoke from the fire in Lassen County, California. The fire happened on August 15, 2020.
The tornado was spotted this weekend. A fire in California and a tornado around it, it felt like one of the rarest events in the world.
The National Weather Service Office warned about a cloud formed by the fire and how it could cause damage to the surrounding areas.
The cloud formed due to the rising of intense heat. Such kind of tornadoes is created when the increasing heat pulls in smoke along with fire.
Tornadoes can be deadly at times. Such tornadoes resulted in the death of a brave firefighter in 2018.
According to the National Weather Service, the tornado was of extremely high pressure. California is already known for its wildfires. This year, more than 100,000 acres of land have been destroyed due to the fire.
The intensity of the fires is said to be getting increased due to climate change. Things could get even worse with the weather getting more and more intense.
The Loyalton fire has already burned around 20,000 acres of land. It has only been controlled five percent so far. The fire is said to be burning on the east of Loyalton.
The tornado can be life-threatening and warnings have been issued to aware people of the situation.