Fire at SkyCity complex

Emergency services block off streets. Photo / Ezra Woods

A fire caused major disruption in the Auckland CBD, particularly on Federal and Albert Street, on Thursday afternoon.

Fire crews arrive at the scene. Photo / Ezra Woods
Fire crews arrive at the scene. Photo / Ezra Woods

Twelve fire crews were called to deal with the fire, and parts of Albert and Federal Street were shut down.

The fire is believed to have started in an extractor fan in the Federal House building, which had to be evacuated.

Al Brown’s Federal delicatessen was at the heart of the action, and had to be closed.

Fire warden
Fire wardens on duty. Photo / Ezra Woods

Eyewitnesses described dark smoke and an acrid smell coming from the area.

Although a number of buildings sustained damage no one was injured by the fire.

 

 

 

 

Video: Interview with a fireman at the scene

Audio: Eyewitnesses interviewed at the scene