Christchurch fire victim in specialist burns unit


The victim of a fierce house fire in Christchurch yesterday has been transferred to a specialist burns unit in Auckland.

The woman, aged in her late 30s, remains in a critical condition following the flare-up at a suburban home in Linwood. A woman in her 20s has been discharged from hospital with minor injuries.

Detective Sergeant Dave Parker says both women were inside the property during the fire and an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.

"Indications are that the fire was contained within one room in the property. At this time police are not seeking anyone else in relation to this incident," he said in a statement.

Police have already spoken to several people including the occupants and neighbours.

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