Observation Deck at Rockefeller Plaza Catches Fire; 6 People Injured

A woman tours the Top of the Rock observation deck atop the General Electric Building in New York's Rockefeller Center, during a preview of the renovated space Oct. 26, 2005. (Photo: Richard Dre, AP)
A woman tours the Top of the Rock observation deck atop the General Electric Building in New York’s Rockefeller Center, during a preview of the renovated space Oct. 26, 2005.
(Photo: Richard Dre, AP)

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 7:30 p.m. Sunday and was under control about a half hour later. He says the injuries were caused by embers from the fire falling onto 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-story, Art Deco-style GE Building opened in 1933. It is the centerpiece of Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan and home to the NBC television network.

Source: The AP

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