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Atmospheric scientists find causes of firenado in deadly Carr Fire


December 5, 2018

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Atmospheric scientist Neil Lareau at the University of Nevada, Reno, has authored a paper in the scientific journal Geophysical Research Letters documenting the rare firenado -- a fire-generated vortex -- finding a number of factors that combined at just the right time and place to catalyze the deadly Carr Fire in Northern California. Photo courtesy of CalFire. Full Story

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