A newborn baby boy was dropped off in a crate at a Rocklin fire station early today.

Just after midnight, the infant was found behind the Rocklin Fire Station on Crest Drive.

The infant was a white male and was full term. He appeared to have been born within the previous few hours and seemed healthy.

Police officers turned him over to CPS for care and treatment.

Fire stations around California take part in the Safely Surrendered Baby Law.

The 2006 law allows a parent or person to surrender a newborn safely within 72 hours of birth at a safe surrender site.  

Since the law took effect, more than 560 infants have been safely surrendered around California rather than be abandoned at unsafe sites.  

This is the first known incident of an infant being dropped off at a Rocklin Fire Station.