143-mph ‘fire tornado’ that cut a path of destruction is an ominous sign of the future

The Carr Fire reached an all time high with a 143 mph fire tornado, but it is not expected to be a part of the new normal. UCLA’s Daniel Swain said, “This won’t be the primary risk associated with wildfire, ever. But under the right atmospheric conditions, all else being equal, the increasing intensity of fires themselves will play a role in producing these localized fire weather conditions that can be quite extreme.”