Six people injured when camera catches fire at 30 Rockefeller Plaza

Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:52pm EDT

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(Reuters) - Six people suffered minor burns when a camera caught fire on the observation deck of the New York landmark building, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, fire officials said.

Five adults refused treatment while a child was taken to an area hospital and remains in stable condition, according to the New York City Fire Department.

The cause of the fire, which happened at 7:45 p.m. local time, was under investigation.

The observation deck, known as the "Top of the Rock", is a popular tourist attraction in the heart of New York City. The building is home to NBC's news operation and is celebrated in the network's sitcom "30 Rock."

It is also used to shoot TV shows "Saturday Night Live" and the "Today Show."

(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Jon Herskovitz and Paul Tait)

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Comments (6)
REnninga wrote:
“Six people injured when camera catches fire…”

Now there’s a headline you don’t see every day.
On any given day what are the odds of being injured by a camera fire?

Jul 13, 2014 11:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
XRayD wrote:
Guess there are no pictures because the camera was on fire?

Jul 13, 2014 12:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
drauckerr wrote:
A little more information about the camera would have been nice. Was it a building security camera, a tourist’s hand held camera, a big camera being used for a photo shoot… what? Since when does a camera catching on fire injure 6 people?

Jul 13, 2014 12:20am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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