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(CHICAGO) — A fire broke out in one of the nation’s tallest skyscrapers on Saturday.

A residence on the 50th floor of the Hancock Tower in Chicago was engulfed in flames Saturday afternoon pouring out black smoke from its windows.

Chicago Fire Spokesperson Larry Langford said the fire is now under control.

Officials said 5 people sustained minor injuries, including a police officer who suffered from smoke inhalation.

Langford also said firefighters were going through the building to chase hot spots and check people out.

“Literally the fire department personnel are walking the stairs top to bottom,” Langford told ABC News.

No word yet on a cause for the fire, but officials say it’s likely to be an accidental fire since it started in the residential area, and the commercial section wasn’t affected at all.

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