WALDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – The Beaver Creek Fire has burned more than 36,000 acres since it started nearly two months ago. A firefighter captured a rare occurrence inside the fire lines– a firenado.

Firenados or fire whirls happen when rising heat and turbulent winds combine to create a twister.

(credit: Charles Bolt, Engine 1419)

(credit: Charles Bolt, Engine 1419)

Crews have the Beaver Creek Fire burning near the Colorado-Wyoming border more than 40 percent contained. It has destroyed a cabin and several outbuildings.

(credit: Nat Fay)

(credit: Nat Fay)

The fire continues to grow, but slowly. Low humidity has helped fuel the fire but calm winds have helped fire crews in recent days.

What started the fire in June has not been determined. Officials believe the fire will be fully contained by October.

The Beaver Creek fire on Aug. 14 (credit: U.S. Forest Service)

The Beaver Creek fire on Aug. 14 (credit: U.S. Forest Service)

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