Yarnell, Arizona Wildfire Time Lapse Video By Local Resident (VIDEO)

by
Fatimah Mazhar

A local resident of Arizona captured the terrifying Yarnell Hill blaze on a camera in a time lapse video.

Matt Oss recorded for about 20 minutes for the shot from a vantage point just off State Route 89 in Congress, Ariz., according to his provided description of the video.

What was thought to be an apparently standard wild fire, which started after lighting stuck dry brush in Yarnell, turned into national tragedy after 19 firefighters were killed by the devastating blaze. According to a news website this year’s blazewas the deadliest day for firefighters since the terrorist attack on 9/11.

The fire charred about 1,000 acres of chaparral and grass since Friday, leading to scores of evacuations near Yarnell.

According to ABC15, Matt Oss captured time-lapse footage around 4 p.m. Sunday.

In 2010, residents of hundreds of homes in Flagstaff were urged to evacuate because of the Shultz fire. In 2011, the Wallow Fire burned 706 square miles entering into New Mexico, causing grave concerns for the elderly, young children and people with respiratory illnesses.

You can watch the time-lapse footage in the video above.

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