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Six hurt in observation deck fire at Rockefeller Plaza

By Michelle Kapusta,

Six people were hurt after a fire broke out on the observation deck of the famed Rockefeller Plaza in New York City on Sunday evening.

According to the New York Daily News, fire officials said that the fire on the 70th floor of the building occurred after a camera burst into flames.

Authorities noted that five adults and one child suffered minor burns from falling embers.

The Associated Press reported that a spokesman for the FDNY said the blaze started after 7:30 p.m. and was under control within about a half an hour.

The adults refused medical treatment, but the child was transported to a nearby hospital.

The GE building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza forms the centerpiece of Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan. Standing 850 feet, it is the 13th tallest building in New York City and the 39th tallest in the United States.

The skyscraper is home to the NBC Studios and its observation deck is a very popular tourist attraction.

 
 

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