Auckland Regional Public Health Service
Ratonga Hauora-ā-Iwi ō Tāmaki Makaurau
People living or working near today’s large-scale fire at the site of the Sky City Convention Centre in Auckland’s CBD should take precautionary measures to avoid breathing in the smoke.
People who smoke, the elderly, children, and those with heart disease, asthma or other lung conditions are at greatest risk of harm from smoke inhalation and should avoid exposure.
If you experience any acute effects from the fire such as difficulties breathing, wheeze, cough or chest pain, you should seek assistance from your GP or call Healthline on 0800 611 116 for free, 24-hour health advice.
In healthy people, most symptoms disappear soon after exposure to smoke ends, and cause no long-term health problems.