Baby boy surrendered at fire department in Spartanburg Co.

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SPARTANBURG Co., S.C. (WSPA) — A 9-day-old infant was left with firefighters in Spartanburg County.

The S.C. Department of Social Services says the baby boy was taken to the North Spartanburg Fire Department on Sunday night.  

“A note was attached to the child stating that his name is Josiah, but there was no last name,” DSS said in a news release. 

Officials say the baby was left at the fire department under Daniel’s Law or the Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act. 

Anyone who wishes to assert parental rights must do so at a hearing scheduled  2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 at the Spartanburg County Courthouse, according to DSS.

Daniel’s Law allows mothers in crisis to surrender babies up to 60 days old at hospitals, police departments, fire stations, and other designated locations.

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