Man saved from Christchurch house fire

Last updated 19:12 19/09/2012
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DON SCOTT/ Fairfax NZ

DAMPENING DOWN: Fire crews douse the burnt out house on Barbadoes St in Christchurch.

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A man has been pulled to safety from a raging house fire in Christchurch tonight.

About 6.20pm, emergency services, including police and the Fire Service, responded to the blaze on Barbadoes St near Bealey Ave.

A St John spokesman said the man was taken to Christchurch Hospital with burns and smoke inhalation.

He was in a serious condition, the spokesman said.

A Fire Service spokesman said it was believed the fire started in the kitchen of the house.

He said one of the callers who contacted the Fire Service said a member of the public pulled someone from the burning house.

Three fire crews fought the blaze.

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