Watch: Auckland CBD blanketed in haze of smoke as SkyCity's convention centre continues to burn

A haze of smoke is blanketing Auckland's Queen Street as SkyCity's National Convention Centre buildng site continues to burn near the Sky Tower.

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Auckland Regional Public Health Services have issued a warning over smoke inhalation. Source: 1 NEWS

People can be seen wearing masks, with some holding handkerchiefs to their faces as they make there way around town.

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The blaze has closed streets around the Sky Tower. Source: 1 NEWS

A public health alert has been issued to people living and working in Auckland's CBD to take precautionary measures due to smoke in the area.

Click here to follow 1 NEWS Now's live updates of the fire which is causing traffic disruption and evacuations.