Firenado! Swirling finger of flame rises from blaze at factory

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Crews on the scene captured the remarkable footage of flames whirling upward from the raging flames torching the Derbyshire Facility.

Firefighters in Derbyshire, England had to take their firefighting skills to the sky after a massive blaze at Ravensbourn Plastics, a plastics factory in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, spawned a rare firenado.

"This sight is caused by intense heat rising from the ground, and turbulent wind conditions", officials from Leicestershire's fire department said on Twitter.

The fire occurred in the early hours of Tuesday near Swadlincote and continued to blaze as firefighters struggled to bring it under control.

As a result of the fire, residents were advised to keep their windows and doors closed as a large plume of black smoke blanketed the sky, able to be seen as far away as Nottingham.

Incredible 'firenado' pierces the sky as firefighters battle factory inferno
Firefighters capture 'firenado' destroying Derbyshire factory

Ten fire engines from three stations tackled the blaze, which involved approximately 100 meters x 100 meters of stacked plastic pallets.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, who were assisting local crews in Derbyshire, shared the stunning video on Facebook.

East Midlands Ambulance Service attended but no injuries were reported.

At about 15:00, firefighters started damping down the fire.

All of that sounds like a pretty reasonable explanation, but once you see the video, a much more straightforward explanation is that we have somehow accidentally opened a gate into Hell and Lucifer himself is about to emerge and wreak havoc.