Young Siblings Hurt In Fall Off 3-Story Balcony

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CHATSWORTH (CBS) — Officials reported Wednesday evening that a 3-year-old girl was critically injured following a fall from a third-floor balcony of an apartment building in Chatsworth.

The girl’s brother, 18-months, was also injured but not seriously. He’s in fair condition at an area hospital.

Firefighters were called at 6:30 p.m. to the building at 21031 Parthenia St., between Canoga and De Soto avenues, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The paramedics were met by the father who brought his children to the curb and they were rushed to Northridge Hospital Medical Center. The father rode with them.

It was not clear why or how the children fell, Humphrey said.

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