Person taken to hospital with serious burns after explosion on rural Christchurch property

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.

Source: 1 NEWS

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