Injuries and property damage after two fires in Christchurch

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Section
Christchurch,
Publish Date
Thursday, 13 June 2019, 12:07PM
A house has been damaged in one blaze. (Photo / NZ Herald)
A house has been damaged in one blaze. (Photo / NZ Herald)

Two fires in two very different scenarios have brought out the fire crews in Christchurch this morning. 

Multiple fire crews are working to dampen down hot spots at a house fire on West Coast Road in Templeton.

Fire and Emergency say they responded to a "well-involved" house fire at about quarter past nine this morning.

A spokesperson says they've now extinguished the two storey house fire, but he says there's significant damage, and they've switched to a salvage operation.

Meanwhile, crews are still working to cool down a fire in the engineering workshop of Christchurch Men's Prison.

Fire and Emergency NZ were called out just before 10 this morning.

A spokesperson says one person with minor injuries has been treated by prison medical staff.

He says they'll be investigating the fire's cause

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