A man has died following a house fire in Bishopdale, Christchurch late last night.

Emergency services were called to the property on Breens Rd around 10.40pm - the man was found in a critical condition inside.

He was transported to hospital, however, the man died from the injuries he sustained, police reported.

The man was the sole occupant of the property, police said.

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The cause of the fire was unknown this morning, with police guarding the scene while inquiries take place.