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.
These include:

  • Stay indoors away from the fire site and out of the smoke
  • Keeping windows closed
  • Shutting down external ventilation if smoke is being drawn into your building
  • Seeing your doctor if smoke has caused shortness of breath or worsening of asthma symptoms.
  • Wiping down surfaces – especially food preparation and cooking surfaces – in areas affected by 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.

For health advice call Healthline for free anytime on 0800 611 116
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