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Rockefeller Plaza fire injures six

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New York - New York City fire officials say six people, including a child, suffered slight burns when a piece of camera equipment caught fire inside the observation deck of 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

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A fire truck is seen outside 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Picture: Courtesy of Nico Rodriguez, via AP

A fire department spokesman says the fire started just after 7.30pm on Sunday and was under control about a half hour later. He says the injuries were caused by embers from the fire falling on to the victims.

Five adults at the scene refused medical attention and the child, whose age was not immediately known, was taken to a nearby hospital. There was no word on what caused the fire.

The 70-storey, Art Deco-style GE Building opened in 1933. It is the centrepiece of Rockefeller Centre in midtown Manhattan and home to the NBC television network. - Sapa-AP

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