Baby girl born at Southern CA homeless encampment

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VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters have helped a homeless couple deliver their baby girl at a Southern California homeless encampment.

San Bernardino County Fire department spokesman Jay Hausman says the baby had already been born when firefighters arrived to a tent in the river bottom of the Mojave River Friday. He said firefighters assisted with cutting the umbilical cord.

Last week another homeless woman from the same area delivered a child.

The woman was rushed to a hospital on March 9 where she gave birth to a girl.

The San Bernardino Sun reports she and her husband have moved from the encampment and have found support and a place to live. The woman who gave birth Friday also has a place to stay when she’s released from the hospital.

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