Slideshow: SkyCity blaze in Auckland

Firefighters continue to battle the blaze this morning. Photo: RNZ
Firefighters continue to battle the blaze this morning. Photo: RNZ
Firefighters with breathing appartus assembling on Hobson St. Photo: NZ Herald
Firefighters with breathing appartus assembling on Hobson St. Photo: NZ Herald
The Sky Tower partially obscured by smoke from the fire. Photo: RNZ
The Sky Tower partially obscured by smoke from the fire. Photo: RNZ
Firefighters continue to tackle the out-of-control blaze at the SkyCity Convention Centre this...
Firefighters continue to tackle the out-of-control blaze at the SkyCity Convention Centre this morning. Photo: NZ Herald
Photo: RNZ
Photo: RNZ
Photo: RNZ
Photo: RNZ
Flames and smoke continued to pour forth from the building this morning. Photo: RNZ
Flames and smoke continued to pour forth from the building this morning. Photo: RNZ
Smoke blanketed the streets of central Auckland. Photo: RNZ
Smoke blanketed the streets of central Auckland. Photo: RNZ
The flames lit up the night sky. Photo: RNZ
The flames lit up the night sky. Photo: RNZ
Firefighters battled the blaze through the night. Photo: NZ Herald
Firefighters battled the blaze through the night. Photo: NZ Herald
An aerial view of the fire yesterday. Photo: Niwa via RNZ
An aerial view of the fire yesterday. Photo: Niwa via RNZ
Photo: RNZ
Photo: RNZ
Photo: NZ Herald
Photo: NZ Herald

The massive SkyCity inferno continues to burn out of control in Auckland this morning - despite firefighters using 12 million litres of water fighting the blaze.

Strengthening winds are adding to firefighters' woes by fanning the flames.

Auckland traffic is greatly affected, with several roads closed - and many workplaces have told staff to work from home today. Civil Defence has warned people to avoid the inner-city.

Massive flames and black smoke continue to pour from the $700m under-construction convention centre with with more than 80 ground-based firefighters using high-powered hoses to try to quell flames.

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