Fire Tornado Strikes, Vanishes
Apocalyptic phenomenon hits Aracatuba, Brazil
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2010 3:50 PM CDT

(Newser) – It doesn't quite seem possible, but a tornado of fire has ripped through a town in Brazil, Yahoo News reports. Aracatuba has been caught in a ghastly 3-month drought, and brush fires combined with strong wind currents to suspend the fire in a column. The tornado left a trail of flames through Aracatuba and the nearby countryside, then disappeared as suddenly as it had arrived.