A child was rushed to the hospital Friday morning after falling from a third story window in Dorchester.

Boston EMS say the child is a 6-year-old girl.

They say she was taken to a local hospital. Police say the girl was conscious and alert and was crying.

The incident happened at about 2 a.m. It is unclear how the child fell out of the window as safety bars appeared to be installed, but Boston Police say it was likely the result of an accident.

Boston Police were seen inside of the home on Magnolia Street, checking the windows.

Officers were also seen gathering witness statements inside the building.

The Department of Children and Families is also investigating the incident.

Stay with 7News as we get more information on this developing story.

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