Fire at Rockefeller Center Observation Deck Hurts 6 People, Including Child

By Trevor Kapp on July 14, 2014 9:35am 

 Six people, including a child, were injured in the Sunday night fire, FDNY officials said.
Six people, including a child, were injured in the Sunday night fire, FDNY officials said.
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MIDTOWN — Six people, including a child, were injured when a fire broke out at the Top of the Rock observation deck at Rockefeller Center Sunday night, FDNY officials said.

An electrical fault sparked the fire in an NBC camera on the 70th floor of 30 Rockefeller Center around 6:45 p.m., fire officials and a building spokeswoman said.

FDNY officials said a child was taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital with minor injuries, while five others refused medical attention at the scene. The age of the child was not available.

"There was a small fire last night from sparks emitted from one of our cameras at the top of 30 Rockefeller Plaza," an NBC spokesman said in a statement.

"We are grateful to the first responders who immediately contained the fire and evacuated the area. We are investigating what caused the incident."

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