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Children Escape Dorchester Porch Collapse

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The scene after the porch collapsed (Photo courtesy: Boston Fire Dept.)

The scene after the porch collapsed (Photo courtesy: Boston Fire Dept.)

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DORCHESTER (CBS) – Four children were treated for minor injuries after a porch collapsed in Dorchester Saturday afternoon.

It happened at a home on Crowell Street.

WBZ-TV’s Jim Smith reports

WBZ Radio’s Doug Cope reports

porch collapse1 Children Escape Dorchester Porch Collapse

(photo by Dominick Aielli)

The children were making a snowman on a third floor porch when it suddenly fell apart, dropped on top of the second floor porch and then to the ground.

The four kids were taken to Boston Medical Center, where they were treated for bumps and bruises and released.

The building inspector is looking into what caused the collapse.

It happened at the same home where a 36-year-old man was shot and killed on November 29.

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