A large fire has reportedly broken out at the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC), which is currently under construction at SkyCity Auckland.
Local news outlets and residents have taken to social media to share photos of black smoke coming from the building.
Auckland’s SkyCity Convention Centre is on fire.https://t.co/t13ZDaPupx
— nzherald (@nzherald) October 22, 2019
According to NZ Herald, a spokesperson for the fire department said they have received “hundreds” of calls on Tuesday, 22 October, from concerned members of the public.
It is the second fire incident to occur at the construction site this year, after a fire broke in the basement in March injuring one person.
— Pete® (@newkiwi) October 22, 2019
The $700 million construction of NZICC is well underway, with its first event scheduled to take place in October 2020.
More details to come.