26 Feb 2016

House destroyed in Canterbury fire

10:39 pm on 26 February 2016

A house has been destroyed by a large scrub fire west of Christchurch.

One man was taken to hospital as a result of the blaze, with burns to his arms and legs, and smoke inhalation.

Firefighters and two helicopters dampened down the blaze at Downs Road in Hororata, which had been threatening two other homes.