A tornado made of fire? Yes, it is possible.


Strong winds combined with aggressive brush fires created the conditions for a rare "fire tornado" on Hawaii's Big Island last week.

State officials battling to contain the blaze captured this footage of winds whipping brush fires into a funnel-like shape.

Authorities say the fire burned some 1,400 acres, according to KITV in Honolulu.

No injuries were reported.

The following video was posted to YouTube by the Associated Press, August 27, 2010.