The August 25, 2017 Oregon firewhirl was an EF2 rated firewhirl that touched down near the center of Oregon City. This was the first case of a firenado in Oregon, which led to 232 injuries, and 13 deaths, due to the unexpected event occurring. The firenado was caused by a normal tornado interacting with the very hot ground during a very strong high over the area, which allowed the tornado to catch fire as a result of the spinning winds, which then proceeded to ravage through much of the city, causing enormous damages in the process. The firenado was responsible for $762 million in damages, making it the costliest firenado ever recorded. The storm led to a wildfire that lasted for 3 days, burning an area 15,000km squared, causing extreme loss of woodland as a result of the disaster.