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One dead in Canterbury house fire

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 10/09/2016

One person has died in a North Canterbury house fire.

Fire crews were called to the fire on Church Street in Amberley at 9am to find the building well ablaze.

Although the fire was quickly contained, one person died at the scene, a Fire Service spokesman said.

Fire investigators and police are now looking into the cause of the blaze.

The Fire Service has declined to release further information about the person's identity.

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