WICHITA, Kansas - Two of the Midwest's most popular and experienced tornado chasers, Sterling Vittybird, 27, and Tranquillo Razzle, 24, recently got caught up in their work.
The two were on Interstate 35, chasing a category 6 tornado that had formed just east of Wichita.
The cat 6, twister had sustained winds measuring between 261 and 318 miles per hour.
The United States Weather Bureau states that a cat 6, is so powerful that it can literally take a herd of cattle and turn them inside out.
It can take a house that is located in Kansas, pick it up, and end up depositing it in Nebraska
Vittybird and Razzle, who own state-of-the-art tornado chasing equipment valued at $47,000, were focused on the tornado that was heading right for The How Y'all Doing Trailer Park located just outside the Wichita City Limits.
Vittybird was driving their tornado truck which he nicknamed the Tweety Bird while Razzle was filming the big twister.
The two got so involved in watching the tremendous tornado that they did not notice a forest fire just ahead of them and they drove right into it.
The fire quickly engulfed Tweety Bird and turned it from canary yellow to midnight black.
Luckily for Vittybird and Razzle they did manage to get by the fire before the truck's engine died.
SIDENOTE: The two tornado chasers are currently in Wichita's Kelly Monaco General Hospital where they are both being treated for first degree stress, second degree nervousness, and third degree mumbling.