Can you think of anything more terrifying than being up-close and personal with a tornado? How about a tornado made of fire?

An Australian film maker was out scouting locations for a new film (our vote is for an Australian Twister 2 - with Nicole Kidman and Mel Gibson. We'd watch it) and caught this rare natural phenomenon on video just the other day. The firenado occured when twister touched down in the middle of a small brush fire, fanning the flames into twisting inferno of terror.

This highly unusual sight normally only lasts for a few minutes, but this one went on for about 40 minutes.

If you need us, we'll be in our storm shelter.