Fire at SkyCity convention centre contained


Crews from seven fire trucks have been dealing with a small blaze at the New Zealand International Convention Centre at SkyCity in central Auckland.

A firefighter on the scene in the Auckland CBD.

File pic Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

A Fire and Emergency spokesman said they were called there about 4.40pm.

They found a small fire in a welding set and it has now been contained.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

More than 150 firefighters fought a fire that took hold at the convention centre from 22 October 2019, after a cap sheet roll was exposed to a flame from a worker’s gas torch.

Hundreds of people were evacuated from buildings nearby, and central city streets surrounding the site were closed for days. The fire was found to be accidental.

AM on wed 23 October

The scene of the fire in October 2019. Photo: RNZ / Danielle Street

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