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A brush fire in Kansas City, Mo., took a startling turn after high winds whipped up flames into a swirling "fire-nado."

A brush fire in Kansas City, Mo., took a startling turn after high winds whipped up flames into a swirling "fire-nado."

Investigators say this was all started by a lawn mower that sparked some dry grass.

Powerful winds created spinning cones of flame that shot up into the sky.

This comes as brush fires have spread in other parts of the Great Plains.

A brush fire in Oklahoma has now spread over 40,000 acres as a record heat spell has dried out grass across the state. Gusting winds are not helping firefighting efforts, with some reaching 40 mph.

There are no reports of injuries, although several homes have been destroyed.

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