Joppa-Magnolia firefighters deliver baby in Edgewood Wednesday

Firefighters and paramedics from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company delivered a baby at a home in Edgewood just before dawn on Wednesday, the fire company reported.

The fire company was alerted at 4:47 a.m. for a woman in labor in a home on Meadowood Drive, according to a fire company news release.

When they arrived, firefighters and paramedics determined the child's birth was imminent and prepared themselves. At 4:58 a.m., the woman delivered a healthy baby girl on the second floor of the home, the fire company's release states.

Both baby and mother were taken in good condition by the a Joppa-Magnolia ambulance to University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, the fire company said.

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