The Fashion Valley mall in San Diego. Courtesy Simon Property Group

Firefighters Tuesday came to the rescue of a 4-year-old girl who got one of her hands caught in an escalator at the Fashion Valley mall.

The accident occurred in a Bloomingdale’s store at the Friars Road shopping center shortly before 4:30 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

After emergency personnel freed the child from the mechanized stairway, medics took her to Rady Children’s Hospital for treatment, the city agency reported.

The severity of her injuries was not known.

— City News Service