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Fire breaks out at Robert DeNiro's apartment

Friday, June 08, 2012
Actor Robert DeNiro is testifying in a trial involving his Manhattan hotel.

Actor Robert DeNiro is testifying in a trial involving his Manhattan hotel.

A fire that broke out in Robert De Niro's Manhattan apartment has been extinguished.

A Fire Department spokesman said no residents were injured in the Friday afternoon fire on Central Park West. The fire was contained within an hour, and the cause was under investigation.

A spokesman for De Niro confirmed that the actor lives in the building. The spokesman, Stan Rosenfield, said De Niro is out of the country.

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Residents of the building told The New York Times the fire started in the laundry room of De Niro's apartment. The newspaper also said 95-year-old actress Celeste Holm and her husband, Frank Basile, who live in the building, were in their apartment as firefighters fought to contain the flames.

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