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Massive Carr Fire Tornado Trapped, Killed Redding Firefighter, Report Says

Death came in an instant. And as never seen before in California history.

The Redding firefighter who died on July 26 as the fast-growing Carr Fire hit its apex was in fact killed by a fire tornado, the most intense tornado ever in the state, according to a report The Chronicle obtained Wednesday.

The monster tornado with a base the size of three football fields and winds up to 165 miles an hour swept down upon Jeremiah “Jeremy” Stoke in mere seconds, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection report.

Read more at the San Francisco Chronicle

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