A person has been taken to hospital with burns after an explosion on a rural Christchurch property.
A Fire and Emergency spokesperson has told 1 NEWS the explosion occurred on Guys Rd in Yaldhurst this morning.
One patient was taken to hospital with serious burns.
1 NEWS understands the person had set a pile of rubbish on fire in a paddock as part of a controlled burn off and threw something onto it which caused the explosion.
Fire investigators are at the scene trying to establish what caused the explosion.