Caught on tape: Fire tornado in Hawaii

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August 27, 2010, 9:26 am
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(NECN) - A terrifying combination of strong winds and brush fires created this fire tornado.

State officials captured this video Sunday, of a fire caught up in a swirling twister near Saddle Road on the Big Island in Hawaii.

The brush fire has charred about 1,400 acres so far.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources says the brush fire is now about 60% contained.

No injuries have been reported.

Tags: Hawaii, wind, brush fire, Tornado, Big Island, Honolulu
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