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Fire at New York's Rockefeller Center observation deck injures 6

 A woman looks through binoculars from the observation deck at Rockefeller Center in October 2012.

Story highlights

  • A camera on elevated part of the Rockefeller Center observation deck catches fire
  • The blaze sends embers onto six people below, causing minor burns
  • Five adults are injured but refuse treatment; one child is transported to the hospital

Six people suffered minor burns after a fire broke out in the observation deck at New York City's Rockefeller Center Sunday night, a fire official said.

A camera on an elevated part of the observation deck caught fire, sending embers falling onto people below, New York City Fire Department spokesman Khalid Baylor said.

Five adults were injured but refused treatment at the scene, and one child was transported to New York Presbyterian Hospital with minor injuries, Baylor said. The blaze was extinguished before firefighters arrived, he said.

The fire took place at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, which houses the headquarters of NBC and the Top of the Rock Observation Deck, a popular tourist attraction.