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Newborn baby found outside Town of Georgina fire hall

A newborn baby boy was found outside a fire hall in the Town of Georgina early Tuesday morning.

Infant 'appears to be healthy' after police were called around 3 a.m. Tuesday

York Regional Police are investigating after a newborn baby was found outside a fire hall in the Town of Georgina early Tuesday morning. (Jeremy Cohn/CBC)

A newborn baby was found outside a fire hall in the Town of Georgina early Tuesday morning.

York Regional Police were called to the Sutton fire hall shortly after 3 a.m., Staff Sgt. Andy Graham told CBC Toronto.

The infant is a boy who appears to be just days old, he said.

The baby was transported to hospital as a precaution but "appears to be healthy," Graham said.

Around 8:30 a.m., York police Const. Andy Pattenden said the Children's Aid Society of York region has been called. Police are also appealing to the baby's mother to seek medical attention and to get in touch, he said.

"Our concern is really for the mother here who obviously is having some struggles and we just want to make sure that she's OK and that she's in good health, as well," Pattenden said.

Georgina sits on the southern shore of Lake Simcoe, about 80 kilometres north of Toronto.