A professional photographer has captured the immense scale of Christchurch's Port Hills fire in a timelapse video.
Dru Norriss, filming from Cashmere on Wednesday, captured the fire's transition from smoky sunset to orange-tinged darkness. He was filming between 8.30pm and 10.30pm.
"It was pretty surreal," Mr Norriss told 1 NEWS NOW.
"What you notice from the timelapse is it's [the fire's] unstoppable."
He says he could see all the helicopters coming in and out trying to douse the blaze but he said you could see they had a large battle on their hands.
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