A 3-year-old boy was rescued by firefighters Tuesday in South Los Angeles after he slipped out of his house and ran unsupervised into the street.
Personnel from Fire Station 33 in South L.A. came upon the boy about 8:50 a.m. in the 6400 block of South Main Street.
"Truck 33 blocked traffic while firefighters removed the child from danger," according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange.
The boy was taken to the station as firefighters and police attempted to identify his parents.
The boy's worried father was located and came to the station to be reunited with his son. He explained that he had stepped out to drive the tot's mother to work but the boy's older siblings, who were supposed to be watching him, didn't notice when he slipped out of the house, Prange said.
"Due to the quick action taken by firefighters, no harm came to the child and he was reconnected with his family," Prange said.