Christchurch furniture factory fire doused

00:34, Mar 27 2010
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A fire burns at the the old Hubbers Furniture Building in Christchurch.

Firefighters have extinguished a large fire at a Christchurch factory.

Emergency services were called to the fire in the two-storey Hubbers Furnishing factory building on Blenheim Rd at about 7.19pm yesterday.

The factory was well ablaze when five fire crews and a command unit arrived, Fire southern communications shift manager Brian Sharpe said.

Firefighters had the blaze under control within an hour.

The cause of the blaze was now under investigation by Fire Safety staff.