Toddler in critical condition following fall from Oakland fire escape

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A toddler is in critical condition following a fall from a fire escape in Oakland on Friday, police said. 

Someone called dispatchers at about 4:30 p.m. to say that a child in the 1400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way was not breathing. 

Police and firefighters responded and the toddler was given medical treatment before being taken to a hospital. 

Police said they are investigating the fall.