Source: New Zealand Police (District News)
Emergency services were called to a significant fire in a factory in Dale Street, Kaiapoi, just after 12.30am today.
No one has been injured as a reuslt of the fire.
As a precaution, Police assisted by evacuating some nearby residential streets, with residents from around 30-40 houses taken to Kaiapoi North School.
Fire and Emergency crews are still working to fully extinguish the fire and will be undertaking mopping up duties this morning.
Fire investigators are expected to be in attendance later this morning.
Issued by Police Media Centre