Two Christchurch fires break out at the same time

A garage and sleepout have both gone up in flames in Christchurch.

Emergency services were called to a blaze on Howe St in the suburb of Brighton shortly before 3pm on Saturday.

Nobody was injured.

At around the same time, fire services also attended a larger fire at a commercial building on Dyers Rd.

The building, which houses a business entitled Mr Boat, was well ablaze when  fire services arrived and one person was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.

The fires are not being treated as suspicious and are not thought to be related.