Beautiful, but dangerous -- fire department captures burning sulfur

This burning sulfur was captured by a fire department in Wyoming.

The flames are incredible to see, but this fire produces a dangerous gas.

This video was shot by Worland Fire Protection in Wyoming.  They were called out to a recycling facility about a fire.  When they got there, they realized it was a sulfur mound that was burning.

The fire looks surreal, but firefighters warn that burning sulfur creates sulfur dioxide, which is a hazardous gas.

Video of the burning sulfur has gone viral.  It was posted July 8, and already has more than 34,000 shares on Facebook.

 

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