Investigation into fatal Canterbury house fire

One person has died following a house fire in Hurunui on Friday night.

Emergency teams rushed to the home in Karaka Rd, near Hurunui, north of Christchurch, at 10.50pm yesterday.

“Sadly, a person was located deceased a short time later,” police said today.

An investigation is under way to determine the cause of the fire, police said.

Police and fire investigators were back at the property on Saturday.

State Highway 7 was closed while the fire was brought under control. Police also posted a scene guard at the property.