Massive Dust Devil Hurls Flaming Tumbleweeds At Colorado Firefighters

A 150-acre prescribed burn at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal near Denver, Colo., grew out of control when a massive dust devil formed and tossed tumbleweeds in the direction of firefighters.

1. The incident was captured by Thomas Rogers, a firefighter with South Metro Fire and Rescue:

2. The prescribed burn happened on March 14:

3. “It was definitely interesting to see. I’m a fire buff as well as a weather buff and here I had a weather event and a fire event coming together and it was just really amazing to watch,” Rogers told 9 News in Colorado.

4. “There’s nothing you can do except get out of the way and wait for it to calm down,” Rogers said.

5. The full video captured by Rogers:

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