Minnesota twisters can't beat the Fire Tornado [VIDEO]

Fire tornado DESTROY!
Fire tornado DESTROY!

Think we've got it bad in Minnesota, now that we've got the most tornadoes in the nation?

Forget about it. Those are just regular tornadoes. Down in Brazil today, they've got something a little more attention-grabbing: fire tornadoes.

It hasn't rained in the Brazilian state of Sao Paolo in three weeks. Things have gotten hot and dry enough there that -- without any help from malevolent wizards or enraged elemental spirits -- a towering column of flame recently whipped across farmlands, incinerating everything in its path.

The video of this thing is kind of amazing:

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