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Person dies in Hurunui house fire south of Christchurch

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Emergency teams rushed to the home on Karaka Rd, near Hurunui.

A person has died in a house fire in the South Island overnight.

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

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

State Highway 7 was closed while the fire was brought under control, with police also posting an officer as a scene guard overnight.

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

Police and fire investigators will be back at the property this morning.

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