A fire on the 50th floor of Chicago's iconic John Hancock Center Building Saturday afternoon injured at least one person and sent flames and smoke billowing into the air.

VIDEO At Least One Injured as Blaze Rages Inside John Hancock Center


A fire on the 50th floor of Chicago’s iconic John Hancock Center Building Saturday afternoon injured at least one person and sent flames and smoke billowing into the air.


The Chicago Fire Department tweeted that the blaze was on the 50th floor on the east side of the building, and that one person was hurt. The fire was being fought as snow fell on the city, but was “under control” around 3:20 p.m. local time (4:20 p.m. ET), the fire department added.

The Hancock security desk also confirmed the fire, and said the 100-story building was not being evacuated at this time.

The blaze was coming from a residential unit, according to fire officials. At least six ambulances were called to the scene.

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