5 injured in fire at John Hancock Center

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CHICAGO-- Chicago firefighters have put out a large fire that broke out on the 50th floor of the John Hancock Center.

They called in extra personnel to do a top to bottom search of the building which is now complete.

Five people, including a Chicago Police officer, suffered minor injuries. Firefighters did not order a mandatory evacuation of the building, but some people did evacuate their units on their own.

Fire officials say the unit's owner told them the fire began in a bedroom.

It's not yet clear what started it.

Residents on the 50th floor are not being allowed to return to their homes yet.


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