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Rare fire storm in South America

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These incredible pictures show a whirlwind of flames - or a fire tornado - in Brazil in South America.

It's been three months since it rained in this area of Brazil, and the fire tornado was caused by really dry conditions and strong winds.

It burnt through fields and stopped traffic, before burning out and disappearing.

Check out the fire tornado here!