Fact Check: Old picture of ‘fire tornado’ shared as a recent one from recent California wildfires

0 147

After lightning sparked one of the largest wildfires in California claiming at least six lives, pictures claiming to be of the same incident are being shared on social media.
“GUYS! PLEASE PRAY FOR CALIFORNIA! 🙏 This is the firenado that first occurred in the history of the world, this happened in California, Wow! What is happening in the world is scary, so let’s just continue praying, ” the post read (translated by Google)

At the time of filing the report, the above post (archive) had more than 3,000 shares on Facebook.


NewsMobile fact checked the post and found it to be misleading.
We put the pictures through Reverse Image Search and found the video of the fire tornado, in an article by The Independent dated 2018. According to the article, the video is from Derbyshire.

We checked the second picture and found that it was indeed taken recently in California.

From the above fact-check, it is clear that some of the pictures in circulation are old and hence, the posts are misleading.

If you want to fact-check any story, WhatsApp it now on +91 88268 00707






    Picture/video url


    Click here for Latest News updates and viral videos on our AI-powered smart news