Fire ablaze in Auckland's CBD

breaking By D'Angelo Martin, Tepara Koti

Auckland City's skyline is masked with black smoke as a fire is currently ablaze at the Skycity's Convention Centre.

Emergency services are currently on the scene on Hobson St and cordons are now in place blocking the street off. 

Fire and Emergency New Zealand say they received multiple calls at 1:10pm today to reports of flames at the New Zealand International Convention Centre.

Twenty-three appliances from across greater Auckland are responding including one aerial appliance from Hamilton.

Workers have been evacuated from the immediate area and the public have been warned to stay out of the cordons.

One of our Te Ao viewers sent us this video from the top of a crane near the Deloitte's building in the CBD as soon as the black smoke started to lift.

Police are asking all motorists to avoid the area. Continued traffic delays this afternoon in the CBD should be expected.

More to come.