Video: Sunset to darkness - timelapse captures terror and beauty of devastating Port Hills fire

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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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This timelapse was captured as the Port Hills fires are battled.
Source: 1 NEWS

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