British Columbia firefighters battle massive firenado, lose when hose melts

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WATCH: Canadian Firefighters Battle Firenado

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Firefighters in British Columbia, Canada, rodeoed with a weather anomaly Aug. 18, 2018.

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The crew was battling a wildfire when the flames swirled into a “firenado.”

Firefighter Mary Schidlowsky captured the moment as the vortex reportedly rose more than 100 feet in the air.

The crew put up a good fight, but Schidlowsky said the firenado ultimately won out and melted their hose.

On Instagram, she wrote, “Fire tornado destroyed our line. It threw burning logs across our guard for 45 minutes and pulled our hose 100 plus ft. in the air before melting it. That’s definitely a first.”

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