Making a fireball with a particle system

Does anyone know how to make a fireball like this?:

I’ve created the object with all the layers so that it looks like it’s supposed to, but then I tried to animate it using a particle system and didn’t work at all. The object seems either to explode or just be a growing blob in the middle of the screen!!!

Try to animate some texture material, as the author did:

Used like 6 different textures on one material with several other options and used nodes for shiny bloom, tho it isn’t that visible.

Fire ball or lava ball ??? I would suggest going for the 2.5 smoke simulator.

Are you sure this is particles? It looks like he animated Z with some cloud and stucco textures under some animated stencil textures