Breaking: Fire erupts at SkyCity convention centre site

Concerned members of the public have taken to social media to share footage of the burning building.

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.

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.

The $700 million construction of NZICC is well underway, with its first event scheduled to take place in October 2020.

More details to come.

One thought on “Breaking: Fire erupts at SkyCity convention centre site

  1. I believe they had already moved their open to Feb 2021 due to build issues, so this is not great for them, or those of us trying to book in to the new venue.

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