Emergency services attend to a fire at the SkyCity International Convention Center


Scene at Nelson St. Photo/Shannon Johnstone

Emergency services are at the scene of a fire at the New Zealand International Convention Center in SkyCity in Auckland.

Fire crews were called to the central Auckland building just after 4.30pm, Fire and Emergency NZ confirmed.

Seven fire crews were on scene. FENZ has confirmed that the fire has been brought under control.

They said a small fire was discovered at a welding station – which is now under control.

A spokesperson said there was no risk to the rest of the building

Photos at the scene show multiple fire apparatus on Nelson St.

Auckland Transport tweeted a warning to motorists about a road closure in Nelson St.

“Part of Nelson Street is closed due to a fire at the Sky City Convention Centre.

“Detour details are not yet available, but delays and possible cancellations are to be expected.”

A major fire severely damaged the yet to be completed SkyCity Convention Center in October 2019.

The 2019 fire took days to die down and caused some workplaces to evacuate as smoke drifted across the city.

Fire apparatus at the scene on Nelson Street Photo/Andrew Laxon
Fire apparatus at the scene on Nelson Street Photo/Andrew Laxon

It was later discovered to be caused by a gas torch, which accidentally left smoldering cardboard material above the center under construction.


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