Entertainment

Have You Seen This? Firefighters capture mesmerizing sulfur fire on video

Posted July 13

WOW-LAND, WYOMING — As wildfires burn in our state and the risk of fire is high all over the country, our firefighters are on high alert this time of year.

When firefighters in Worland, Wyoming, responded to an "unknown" fire at a recycling center, they were likely expecting the type of wildfire they've become all too familiar with. What they got instead was a mesmerizingly beautiful fire that they caught on camera.

Apparently, the bright colors and tornado-like fire funnels are the result of a sulfur mound igniting. While the fire itself is incredible to look at, it's equally dangerous.

"Despite the beautiful flames, burning sulfur creates a hazardous gas called sulfur dioxide," The Worland Fire Department posted on Facebook.

So while the fire is amazing to watch, please don't go trying to recreate this beauty, because not only is it dangerous to start a fire, but you're also creating incredibly dangerous gas. I feel like I shouldn't need to give this warning, but I also feel like I have to.

Just watch the video and appreciate the beauty and power of nature, but don't try to recreate it.

John has grown up around movies and annoys friends and family with his movie facts and knowledge. John also has a passion for sports and pretty much anything awesome and it just so happens that these are the three things he writes about.

Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all