New Bedford firefighters help deliver two children early Saturday in the South End.

The crew from Engine 6 responded to a medical call on South First Street, and found a woman lying on the floor of her apartment, giving birth to a child.

Lt. Ken Silva says firefighters assisted with the birth along with EMT's. "The baby was premature, we're not sure how far along. the mother said six months, maybe seven, she was a little unsure of that," said Lt. Silva. "She had a pain in her stomach this morning, and the next thing you know the baby was coming out."

He says a firefighter joined the woman in the ambulance and on the way to St. Luke's she gave birth to a second child.. All are now at the hospital.

The conditions of the mother and the newborns are not known, but Silva says they all appeared to be in good health.

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