That was the Eagle Fire in LMU around 1989. There was a full length video that showed the whole event up through the burned FFs being air transported by C 202. The video was a training video used for years as part of a series of near Miss/ fatality fires. Every CDF station at the time was issued the series on VHS tapes. Maybe some exist or have been converted to a newer format.
Heres a time lapse from the Oroville area I believe last year.
As you guys have seen many times fires can make their own weather.
Notice how the storm swirl is clockwise, unlike a hurricane’s counter clockwise rotation.
This one appears to have a counter clockwise rotation
Also the one for the canyon fire is rotating clockwise.
This is pretty nuts –
I could think of a few other adjectives to add to that as well based on intelligence and human factors…but interesting fire Behavior for sure!