Firefighters turn midwife and help deliver baby

Two firefighters sent to help rescue twelve people from a burning building in Ponders End this morning suddenly found themselves taking on the role of midwife.

Ross McLaren and Richard Hall helped deliver a baby boy in the back of a car as more than 70 firefighters dealt with a blaze on the High Street.


One of our firefighters, Ross, turned midwife when he delivered a baby at scene of the Ponders End fire this morning - more soon #itsaboy


Of delivering the baby in the back of a car firefighter Ross said he knew what to do because his wife watches #OneBorn Every Minute #itsaboy


Twelve people escape building after restaurant fire

More than 70 firefighters were called to the fire on the High Street in Ponders End, Enfield, north London around 1:30am on Wednesday.