16 Oct 2018

Emergency crews looking for missing person after house fire

10:27 am on 16 October 2018

The search is continuing for a missing person after a house fire south of Christchurch today.

Emergency services were called to the blaze on Coates Road, at Birdlings Flat, about 4am.

Police and fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the blaze and the whereabouts of the person.

Fire and Emergency said the house was well alight when crews arrived, but the fire has now been put out.