Firenado: Flaming vortex of destruction

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Wildfires spreading across California are creating their own weather, including the firenado. With winds strong enough to tear roofs off houses, these whirling flames can be devastating.

The state is ablaze with more than a dozen wildfires. The largest, the Carr Fire, has killed six people and roared through 190 square miles in and around this city 200 miles north of San Francisco. More than 1,000 homes have been confirmed destroyed, and each day the number grows.

The fire was 35 percent contained. Some residents were returning to charred neighborhoods, hoping their homes were spared. Joel Chase, 31, was not among the fortunate. All he found was his red-topped outdoor gazebo.

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