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Camera Equipment Fire at Rockefeller Plaza Observation Deck Injures 6



Although details are still scarce, New York City fire officials say six people suffered minor burns when a piece of unknown camera equipment caught fire on the observation deck of 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

The fire is said to have started just after 7:30pm Sunday night, according to a fire department spokesman. The fire was responded to and under control by approximately 8:00pm and the injuries suffered were said to be from embers falling onto the victims.

The view from the 30 Rockefeller Plaza observation deck by Flickr user Aaron Kyle

The victims included five adults and one child of an unknown age. The adults refused medical treatment at the scene while the child was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution.

No word yet on what exactly caused the fire. We’ll continue to update the story as more details come out.

(via AP)

Image credits: Top of the Rock Observation Deck by Aaron Kyle