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5 hurt after fire breaks out on 50th floor of Chicago skyscraper

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Posted at 10:31 PM, Nov 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-21 22:31:47-05

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

WGN reports crews called in extra personnel to do a top to bottom search of the building.

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 on their own.

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

It's not yet clear what started the blaze.