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Woman drops off newborn baby at Phoenix fire station

PHOENIX (FOX 10) - Firefighters say a woman dropped off an unharmed newborn baby at a Phoenix fire station on Monday.

According to Capt. Jake Van Hook of the Phoenix Fire Department, a woman claiming to be a friend of the infant's mother dropped off the newborn at Fire Station 25 near 63rd Avenue and Indian School Road at around 9:30 a.m.

The woman, who remained anonymous, asked firefighters to take the child because the infant's mother could not care for the child and asked that the newborn be taken to the fire station's Safe Haven.

The child was taken to Phoenix Children's Hospital for evaluation.

The Phoenix Fire Department is a Safe Haven provider in conjunction with the Arizona Safe Haven law.

The Phoenix Fire Department wants to remind the community that all of its 58 fire stations are Safe Havens for newborn infants and that a firefighter must be present to receive the child, as was the case this morning.