Large fire in AUT building in central Auckland

Large fire in AUT building in central Auckland
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A large fire has broken out in an AUT building in central Auckland.

Fire crews were alerted to the blaze in what seems to be the university's Sir Paul Reeves Building just before 3:45pm on Wednesday afternoon.

There are currently 13 fire engines at the scene on Mayoral Drive.

Large fire in AUT building in central Auckland
Photo credit: Newshub.

Part of the road between Wakefield St and Wellesley St East is blocked.

Witnesses say a lot of water has been pumped into the fire, and the cladding on the outside of the building reignited several times.

Newshub.