5 Oct 2020

Firefighters battle blaze in downtown Auckland

12:15 pm on 5 October 2020

Eighteen fire engines and dozens of fire crews have this morning been dealing with a fire in an Auckland CBD office building.

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File photo. Photo: petervick167/123RF

Twelve fire crews were called to the Group M building on Fanshawe Street just after 8am this morning.

The fire was contained to the building's basement carkpark - but the building iself has been smoked out.

Fire and Emergency incident controller, Roger Callister, said sprinklers on six of the building's 12 floors were activated.

Auckland Transport says the section of Fanshawe St between Albert and Hobson is closed and commuters have been told to expect traffic delays in the area.

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