In Kansas, spring is the time of year when fields get burned. This process is done for many reasons: it restores minerals to the soil, it prevents out of hand wildfires from starting naturally, and it gets rid of unwanted weeds in the fields.

This video from Amy Berner shows a pretty crazy occurrence that happened during a field burning in Greenwood County, Ks this year. During the controlled burn, she got out her camera to capture the wind reacting with the flames to create a fire tornado!

The video gets really cool around the 1:30 mark, when the fire swirls up and around. While this may seem very dangerous, note that there are plenty of people supervising the burn. When done properly, controlled burning is an important  part of preparing a field for planting in the spring.