Friday, May 16, 2014
(San Diego County, CA) -- Firefighters in Southern California's San Diego County are finally getting some help from the weather. Temperatures are falling and the winds are dying down, but fire crews are facing a new enemy. "Firenadoes" . That's how people describe funnels of flames that look like tornadoes. Fire officials say fierce winds mix with flames to trigger firenadoes. Firenadoes drove a wildfire hundreds of yards in just a few seconds in the community of San Marcos. Thousands of homes are in danger as more than a half-dozen fires burn in North County communities, about 100 miles south of Los Angeles.