GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP — An 8-year-old girl suffered burns after accidentally falling into a backyard fire pit, police said.

Officers responded to a home on Camelot Court in the Clementon section about 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The girl was treated at the scene by first responders for burns to her back and hand. She was flown by helicopter to St. Christopher's Hospital in Philadelphia as a precaution, police said.

No additional information was released as of Wednesday due to the young age of the child.

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