Five people injured after explosion heard in Christchurch
A house is on fire after a large explosion was heard across Christchurch.
Police said emergency services were responding to an incident at Marble Court, Northwood, where a house is on fire.
St John said five people were being treated for minor to moderate injuries.
People took to social media to report about the explosion.
Didn't hear the explosion myself but the garage door went bang and I thought it might've been an earthquake.
— Kelly (@Tera_Argentis) July 18, 2019
Ok so it got updated to an explosion by the time I pasted it. Scary
— Nicola (@Coffeeperfavore) July 18, 2019
Police are assisting with evacuations and road closures.
Motorists are advised to follow diversions and avoid the area.
Video Credit: James Looyer.