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A heartbreaking nine-minute compilation video by Press Democrat photographer Kent Porter documents the first hours of the devastating Tubbs fire the early morning of Oct. 9.

The video shows what it was like on the front lines as the blaze roared through parts of Santa Rosa, ultimately killing 21 people and burning more than 36,000 acres.

Read an hour-by-hour account of the fire by Press Democrat reporter Julie Johnson here and see a New York Times map of the fire's progression here.

See the video here:

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