August 13, 2016 2:47 pm
Updated: August 14, 2016 9:44 am

Firenado in Oregon farmer’s field caught on camera

WATCH: Firenado in Oregon caught on camera


The Cornelius Fire Department tweeted a video Friday of a firenado.

Fire officials from the Oregon community say high-speed winds may have caused the fire to form into a funnel shape, according to NBC.

While it may appear like a scene from a Hollywood horror film, firenadoes are an actual thing, although they haven’t been officially accepted for very long.

They first occurred in 2012 by Aussie researchers who confirmed firenadoes’ existence by studying a 2003 blaze.

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Unlike tornadoes, firenadoes begin their existence on the ground, hot air at the base of the fire rises quickly through a cooler pocket of air, whipping up a vortex, or a swirling column of air.

In Cornelius, the fire was believed to be started by farming equipment.

The Cornelius Fire Department was able to extinguish the blaze with no injuries or damage to buildings being reported.

With files from Nicole Mortillaro

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