The temperature difference can create high pressure (sinking air) and low pressure (rising air). Wind will flow from high pressure to low pressure and ultimately feed the fire. This flow, if strong enough, can cause the air to spin up and produce a swirling wind of fire.
No injuries were reported in this fire but black smoke could be seen as far as Shepshed in Leicestershire and Nottingham City Center.
The phenomenon was filmed by on-call crews from Ashby Fire Station at the Ravensbourn Plastics business on Tuesday.
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