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Yarnell Hill Fire: Time-Lapse Video of Fire's Spread



The Yarnell Hill Fire that killed 19 firefighters Sunday southwest of Prescott is still burning uncontained this morning.

A time-lapse video of the fire, captured by Valley photographer Matt Oss, shows just how fast this fire is spreading.

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This video was shot around 4 p.m. Sunday from around State Route 89, and you're seeing 20 minutes of the fire's spread in the 17-second video.

The fire, believed to have been caused by lightning, started burning near SR-89 on Friday, and has now reached more than 8,000 acres.

The White House has issued a statement in response to the fires, as President Obama says the 19 firefighters killed were "heroes -- highly skilled professionals who, like so many across our country do every day, selflessly put themselves in harm's way to protect the lives and property of fellow citizens they would never meet."

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