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Take a look at this "firenado"

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BOISE, ID (CNN) -- A large fire whirl kicked up along the front lines of the soda fire in Boise, Idaho Saturday.

A "fire whirl" or "firenado" forms when heat from a wildfire causes an updraft that can spin up like a tornado.

The photographer says this "firenado" was shooting flames a hundred feet into air, causing hot dirt and ash to rain down.

The Soda Fire has charred more than 280,000 acres.

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