Auckland highrise evacuated after fire

A childcare centre in central Auckland has been evacuated.
A childcare centre in central Auckland has been evacuated. Photo credit: Getty

A central Auckland apartment building that also contains a childcare centre has been evacuated after a fire.

Several fire trucks and a fire investigator attended the scene on Hobson St after a fire broke out in an air conditioning unit on the sixth floor. 

Fire and Emergency says it was called to the building about 11:30am on Monday morning.

Crews cleared the building of excess smoke.

The building hosts Auckland's Best Childcare Centre.

Newshub.