More than 60 firefighters are battling a large blaze at a printing warehouse in the Auckland suburb of Onehunga.
Fire and Emergency are still working to put out the fire, which has caused severe damage at PSI Print and Supply on Victoria St. The fire was reported after midday.
About 150 people had to be evacuated from a church behind the building earlier today as smoke filled the area.
Upto 17 fire crews and three aerial appliances have managed to contain the fire but the building was still smouldering at about 2.30pm.
Fire and Emergency area commander for Counties Manukau Geoff Purcell said the building was too dangerous to enter as the roof had caved in and there was an asbestos risk, so firefighters were tackling the blaze from the outside.
As well as working to put out the fire, crews and aerial appliances were focused on protecting surrounding buildings including the nearby church.
No one was in the warehouse at the time of the blaze and there have been no reported injuries.
Purcell said the fire was not thought to be suspicious and that a fire investigator was on scene.
There were no reports of missing or trapped people.
Eye witnesses reported seeing black plumes of smoke from the southern motorway.
Roads in the area appeared to be closed.