A small fire broke out Friday in Robert De Niro's Manhattan apartment, officials tell NBC 4 New York.
The actor was not home at the time. Several people in the apartment, believed to be employees, escaped safely, officials said. A firefighter suffered a minor injury.
The blaze began on the fourth floor of the Central Park West building. De Niro's apartment encompasses the fourth, fifth and sixth floors, fire officials said.
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The fire was believed to have started in a lint trap, officials said.