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'Firenado' caught on camera in Oregon

Posted at 2:26 PM, Aug 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-13 17:32:53-04

Oregon firefighters caught a fire tornado on camera Friday.

The video was taken in Cornelius, west of Portland. Crews were fighting a seven-acre fire in the field when a dust devil combined with the fire.

Wildfires can sometimes create their own wind and that can turn into a spinning vortex of flames.

Cornelius firefighters were able to put out the blaze without any injuries. Local farmers also helped by using equipment that dug into the ground and topped the fire with fresh dirt to stop its growth, according to The Oregonian.