Christchurch fires: Homes destroyed and residents evacuated

Christchurch fires: Homes destroyed and residents evacuated

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Hundreds of homes have been evacuated in the New Zealand city of Christchurch as a huge wildfire rages on its outskirts.

A state of emergency has been declared in the city and neighbouring Selwyn District and the military has been deployed to help firefighters.

At least 11 homes have already been destroyed and smoke has spread across the city.