Transformer fire cuts power to parts of Auckland

A transformer fire caused power outages to parts of Auckland.
A transformer fire caused power outages to parts of Auckland. Photo credit: Johan Koch

A transformer caught fire and disrupted power in the central Auckland suburb of Mission Bay on Friday night.

Central Auckland fire crews responded to the incident which cut power to shops and traffic lights in the area.

The fire was behind the popular Starbucks store, on Marau Crescent just off Tamaki Drive.

The fire brigade told Newshub they weren't sure what caused the blaze but contained it before leaving it with Vector to investigate.

The fire could have burned down some of the luxury apartments.
The fire could have burned down some of the luxury apartments. Photo credit: Johan Koch

Onlookers said they could smell something burning from the waterfront by the popular Mission Bay fountain.

There were fears from the public that the blaze could've burnt down the luxury apartments had the fire service not responded so rapidly.

Newshub.