Photos show SkyCity blaze lighting up Auckland skyline overnight

The Auckland central skyline was bright orange for much of the night as the SkyCity blaze continued to burn. 

The devastating inferno that tore through the roof of the SkyCity convention centre on Tuesday led to mass evacuations and chaos for commuters. 

As Fire and Emergency NZ warned, the fire burnt throughout the night. Firefighters contained the blaze but weren't able to put it out completely. They allowed some areas on the roof to burn out. 

"Fire and Emergency are still working in defensive mode while allowing the fire to burn through the roof space," said Daniel Nicholson from Fire and Emergency on Wednesday day morning.

"We have 21 fire appliances in attendance."

Pictures posted to Twitter and sent to Newshub on Tuesday night and in the early hours of Wednesday morning reveal large flames licking the sky visible across the central city. 

Photos show SkyCity blaze lighting up Auckland skyline overnight
Photo credit: Richard Groves.
Photos show SkyCity blaze lighting up Auckland skyline overnight
Photo credit: Jake Wratt.
Photos show SkyCity blaze lighting up Auckland skyline overnight
Photo credit: Supplied.

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