A viral video making the rounds on Twitter shows a "firenado" raging amid the ongoing wildfires in California. The video was originally posted by TikTok user firecatcher2, and shows a swirl of flames and smoke reaching up into the sky amid a field of fire. Many social media users are sharing this clip with horror, jokes or pleas for sustainable energy reform in the U.S.
The "firenado" video was posted without much context and on an otherwise empty account, raising questions about its validity. The original poster did add the hashtag "wildland firefighter," indicating that they are part of a federal firefighting service. This led most viewers to assume that they took the video while fighting the fires currently raging across California. While social media has seen plenty of horrific blazes over the last few weeks — and years — this one set the bar even higher by combining two natural disasters in one.
just what 2020 was missing… A FIRENADO pic.twitter.com/HSsGOXzVBx
— Yasshole …