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Cheviot house fire claims man

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 5/07/2016

A man is believed dead but an elderly woman has escaped following a house fire on a north Canterbury farm.

The fire on Gore Bay Rd, near Cheviot, started on Wednesday morning.

It was well alight when firefighters arrived.

"An elderly woman managed to escape the fire which had engulfed the house, a man was believed to still be inside," police said in a statement.

Police and firefighters were trying to find the man inside the house.

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