Yarnell fire video: Time-lapse footage shows wildfire spreading

CONGRESS, Ariz. - A wildfire that tripled in size in just hours on Sunday sent thick smoke over parts of northern Arizona much of the afternoon.

KNXV viewer Matt Oss captured time-lapse footage of the Yarnell Hill Fire burning near the small town of Yarnell around 4 p.m. Sunday. KNXV is the Scripps Television affiliate in Phoenix.

Watch the video in the player embedded below.

With a vantage point just off State Route 89 in Congress, Ariz., Oss' footage clearly showed flames creeping over a mountaintop as thick smoke poured into the air.

Officials on Sunday night confirmed 19 Prescott firefighters had been killed in the 6,000-acre blaze, and 250 structures had been lost.

Yarnell Hill Fire from Congress, AZ from Matt Oss on Vimeo .

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