Livestream: Fire and Emergency, Auckland Council provide update after SkyCity blaze declared in control

  • 24/10/2019

Fire and Emergency NZ's area commander Murray Binning is holding a press conference to update the public on the SkyCity convention centre fire.

Auckland Council's SafeSwim will also provide an update. A hazard alert is in place at St Marys Bay which is related to the fire. There had been concerns about where water pumped onto the fire was going afterwards and its toxicity.

Earlier on Thursday, FENZ announced the fire was under control after nearly two days of it burning through the convention centre's roof. 

Firefighters will remain on site until the fire is fully out and it will then be handed back to Fletcher Construction.

The SkyCity precinct will begin reopening in phases from later on Thursday, with normal business operations expected to resume on Friday. The SkyCity corporate offices will reopen on Tuesday.

Watch the livestream above.