The fire is now under control.
The six-week tournament would have bumped up tourism business in the area.
However Jim Boult urged Aucklanders to still visit the city.
"Look we're in favour of it, providing we can be satisfied there's no danger to our community."
It sold out within days.
Mayor Jim Boult says he's asking for more domestic flights for inbound tourists.
Faced with the prospect of empty houses, many landlords are taking a hit.
"We get people turning us down now, because they simply can't live in Queenstown."
But the Mayor says Kiwis have a part to play in the road toll too.