Firefighters from the wildfire-torn Wine Country left on their first mutual aid assignment, less than two months after their own counties burned.

On Tuesday, Santa Rosa firefighters were dispatched to the Creek Fire now raging in Los Angeles County, SRFD spokesperson Paul Lowenthal confirmed. Four other fire engines from Sonoma County will join the Santa Rosa engine in a "strike team," he said. Other crews have been called in from all across the state, Ventura County fire Capt. Stan Ziegler told The Chronicle.

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Santa Rosa firefighters departing Tuesday on their first mutual aid call since the Wine Country blazes.

Media: San Francisco Chronicle

A video clip posted to the Santa Rosa Fire Department's Facebook page Tuesday shows a fire engine driving off. It's only 21 seconds long, but despite its brevity, the video attracted thousands of views and more than 100 comments. Many were from North Bay residents expressing their thanks.

"Our turn to be on the helping end, thanks SRFD! #SonomaStrong meets #VenturaStrong," wrote one commenter.

On Oct. 8, the first of what would become a brutal wave of wildfires erupted in the North Bay region. Before the last embers were extinguished, the fires had scorched almost a quarter of a million acres, destroyed nearly 9,000 homes and claimed 43 lives.

The disaster was heavily documented, both by traditional media outlets like The Chronicle and by residents via their social media accounts. Some regions, like Santa Rosa's Coffey Park, became synonymous with the devastation.