6 Jun 2016

Fire at historic Christchurch building

11:15 pm on 6 June 2016

A fire has torn through a Historic Places building in Christchurch.

The Fire Service was called to the Risingholme Community Centre, on Cholmondeley Avenue, just after 8pm on Monday.

A Fire Service spokesman Darryl Ball said crews were called after a fire alarm went off.

Mr Ball said a small fire had grown quickly and had fully engulfed the building.

He said the building was listed as a category two Historic Places building.