Robert De Niro

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A fire broke out in Robert De Niro's Central Park apartment building Friday afternoon. 

According to the New York Times, some residents said the fire started in the fourth-floor laundry room of De Niro's three-level apartment. The fire was contained about an hour after it began in the 12-story Brentmore building.

De Niro was not in the apartment at the time.

The FDNY told E! News 20 units and 78 firefighters responded to a call about the fire at about 2 p.m.

Academy Award-winning actress Celeste Holme, 95, and her husband Frank Basile were reportedly trapped in their fifth-and-sixth-floor apartment as firefighters fought to extinguish the flames, but no residents suffered any injuries in the fire.

Battalion Chief Mike Meyers told the New York Post the fire spread through the entire fifth floor of the building and caused extensive fire, smoke and water damage to that floor. Apartments on the fourth and sixth floor were also damaged by the fire. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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