A house is "well ablaze" in the Christchurch suburb of Avonside.
Fire and Emergency were called at 10.30am this morning to a Cowlishaw Street house fire.
A spokesperson says it was in full flame when they arrived, but everyone is safe.
Avonside Girls High School backs on to the street and the school has been evacuated after smoke alarms went off.
A fire spokesperson says there is no fire at the school and the alarms would have been set off from the house fire smoke.
More to Come.