A baffling video that has gone viral with millions of views on social media shows a fire sweeping through a park. What has left viewers surprised is the fact that the fire appears to burn away only a white film on the ground, miraculously leaving trees and grass untouched.
Filmed in Spain, the video was first shared on Facebook by a non-profit organisation named Club De Montana Calahorra. According to local news outlet Cope, it was captured at a park in Calahorra, and the white 'film' is actually seeds from the poplar tree covering the whole ground.
In the video, the fire burns away the poplar fluff to reveal green grass underneath. Remarkably enough, it doesn't set any of the trees or the grass aflame. Even a bench in the park remains untouched by the fire.
Watch the video below:
Since being posted on Facebook four days ago, the video has been viewed over 92,000 times. It also made its way to other platforms like Reddit and Twitter.
On Twitter, the mesmerising footage has collected a whopping 6.8 million views, along with thousands of amazed comments.
That is the most well-behaved fire I've ever seen.— Valkhiya (@Valkhiya) May 7, 2020
That is one of the weirdest things I have ever seen.— Karen R. Sanderson (@KRS_RogueShark) May 8, 2020
The mayor of Calahorra also took to the microblogging platform to clarify that contrary to certain reports, the fire was not controlled. "No, in the Cidacos de Calahorra park there is no "controlled burning" of poplar fluff," wrote Elisa Garrido, adding that these fires are dangerous and spread quickly.
In this particular case, according to local reports, no injuries or property damage were reported because of the fire. Thanks to the intervention of firefighters, the fire was quickly extinguished.
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