Man and child escape Christchurch house fire that killed one person

A man and a young child were able to escape a house fire in Christchurch today that killed one person.

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Two others were injured in the Aranui blaze that started in the early hours of November 15. Source: 1 NEWS

Emergency Services were called to the fire at Gosport Street in Aranui just after 2am.

The two-storey house was fitted with working smoke alarms which alerted one of the occupants, Fire and Emergency said in a statement.

Christchurch metro area commander Dave Stackhouse says while crews were inside they discovered a deceased person but a male and a young child escaped the fire.

Mr Stackhouse says an iwi liaison officer is on scene and supporting the family.