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Fire in Auckland CBD building contained

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 10/06/2017

© Getty Images A blaze in the ground floor of an office tower in downtown Auckland is contained.

Emergency services were alerted to the fire in the ground floor of Ballantyne House on Customs Street East about 2.30pm on Saturday.

Northern fire comms shift manager Paul Radden said eight crews and 30 firefighters fought the blaze, which was now contained, and would soon be completely extinguished.

There was a workman in the building at the time who suffered smoke inhalation. He was helped by both Fire service and St John ambulance staff.

Fire investigators will examine the scene.

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