The fire tornado apparatus models a phenomenon sometimes seen during wildfires. A metal container sits in the middle of a turntable. Bending and clamping a screen around the perimeter of the turntable forms a cylinder. For fuel use only isopropyl alcohol. Fire is hot, and hot air rises. Air reaches the flame through the holes in the screen. The rotating screen gives the incoming air an angular momentum around the center of the flame. As the air approaches the center its speed increases. Moving air fans the flames and the conservation of angular momentum turns the flame into a fire tornado.