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London firefighter delivers baby using skills learned from TV's One Born Every Minute

A firefighter turns midwife at the scene of a major blaze having learned his delivery skills watching the Channel 4 series One Born Every Minute

A firefighter turned midwife yesterday at the scene of a major blaze having learned his delivery skills watching the Channel 4 series One Born Every Minute.

Ross McLaren delivered a baby boy after a car carrying a woman in labour passed through safety cordons at the scene of the fire in Enfield, north London.

A spokesman for London Fire Brigade said the car had “nothing to do” with the fire but was thought to have been caught in traffic nearby.

“The car came through cordons asking for help as the woman was in labour,” he said.

“They went into the car and they could already see the baby’s head at that stage.

“Ross said he knew what to do as his wife is an avid viewer of One Born Every Minute.”

Mr McLaren was one of 70 firefighters who managed to stop a major blaze in a restaurant and flats from claiming lives.

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