Photos: Construction site fire sends smoke billowing over Auckland CBD

Dark smoke is billowing from the construction site for Auckland's new convention centre.

Thick smoke engulfed the Sky Tower. Source: 1 NEWS

A shot of the smoke coming from the fire at the SkyCity Convention Centre construction site. Source: Supplied

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Firefighters battle blaze on roof of under construction Sky City Convention Centre.

Thick black smoke hovered over the city. Source: 1 NEWS

Flames could be seen in the Convention Centre construction site. Source: 1 NEWS

The smoke can be seen across the city.

Fire trucks at the scene. Source: 1 NEWS

Motorists are being told to avoid the CBD, and members of the public should stay away from the cordons.