Rockefeller Plaza fire injures six

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.

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.

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

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