A large blaze has ripped through a three-storey villa right beside Auckland’s Harbour Bridge.
Northern Fire and Emergency shift manager Lauren Sika said that the fire was “totally involved” when fire crews arrived to the fire on Shelly Beach Rd in St Mary’s Bay around 1.45am.
Sika said they have received notification that all persons have been accounted for.
Two fire appliances remain at the scene, with firefighters working to cool hotspots.
St John responded to the fire in Saint Mary’s Bay as a precaution but were not required to assist, said a spokesperson.
Police responded to assist FENZ with traffic management.
Waka Kotahi NZTA is still advising motorists that the Shelly Beach off-ramp from the Harbour Bridge is closed due to the fire.
“Please continue to take Fanshawe St off-ramp as a detour”, it said at 9am on Sunday morning.
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