Update - fire in Auckland CBD
Emergency services remain at the scene of a fire on the
roof of a building in Auckland’s CBD.
Fire and Emergency
crews are continuing to work to get the fire under control
and Police are assisting with traffic management and
There are a number of cordons still in place in
the streets surrounding Hobson Street and as a result there
is currently heavy traffic congestion in the
Motorists are urged to delay travel into the
Auckland CBD and members of the public are urged to stay
away from the cordoned-off area due to the smoke
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