Two-hour-old baby abandoned at Texas fire station

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by Kens5.com Staff

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Posted on March 14, 2013 at 9:06 PM

SAN ANTONIO, Texas --  A young woman left her two-hour-old infant with firefighters at San Antonio Fire Station 29, located in the 800 block of Hot Wells Blvd. 

According to Battalion Chief Russell Johnson, the woman, who appeared to be in her 20s, knocked on the door and told firefighters she couldn't care for the newborn. 

The baby girl was immediately transported to Santa Rosa Children's Hospital and appears to be in good health.

This is the first baby dropped off at Fire Station 29 under Texas' Baby Moses law, which permits parents to leave unharmed infants up to 60 days old at a fire station or hospital with complete immunity. Child Protective Services then takes custody of the baby. 

"We just want to make sure everybody understands... if you're a young mother or young father that can't handle a baby... you're welcome to bring it by the fire station or emergency room and there's no questions asked," said Johnson. 

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