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Fire breaks out at Chicago's John Hancock Building

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CHICAGO (WREX) -

A fire broke out this afternoon at the John Hancock Center in Chicago, it has since been put out.

Photos from the scene show flames shooting out of a corner of the building on the 50th floor. The first started around 2:30 p.m. in an apartment.

Five people were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries. The cause of the fire remains under investigation but officials say it was likely accidental.

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