Fire safety officers are this morning trying to determine the cause of a house fire that's left one person dead in Christchurch.
Fire and ambulance services were called to a house on Clent Lane in Spreydon at around 10.30pm last night but the person was dead at the scene.
Southern fire comunications manager Rewai Grace says three fire trucks were used to control the blaze and that a scene guard protected the site overnight.
Ambulance staff say other patients were assessed at the address but no one was injured or transported to hospital.
Police say no details are available of the deceased at this