More than a dozen fire crews are battling a high rise blaze above the newly opened Commercial Bay shopping centre in Auckland’s CBD.

A Fire and emergency spokesman said the fire had ripped though the 21st floor above the shopping precinct, but was currently contained by the building’s sprinkler system.

Emergency services were called to the city centre shortly after 11.15pm.

Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke spreading through the lobby of the building, triggering a third alarm, a…

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