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4-year-old girl is the 5th child to die from injuries in Union City fire

Posted at 10:17 AM, Jul 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-17 13:03:48-04

UNION CITY, N.J. —  A fifth child has died from injuries sustained in a Union City fire, the Hudson County prosecutor announced Tuesday.

Shamira Lopez, 4, died Monday night, the prosecutor’s office said.

The four other victims have been identified as:

  • Mayli Wood, 5
  • Jason Gonzalez, 2
  • Christian Josue Mendez, 7
  • Jose Felipe Tejada, 13

Wood, Gonzalez and Mendez died Friday, and Tejada died Sunday night, according to the office.

Two adults, a man and woman, were also injured in the fire.

The blaze broke out on the first floor of a three-story home on 25th Street  Friday, investigators have determined.

The cause remains under investigation.

Fundraisers have been established, including a GoFundMe and a victims’ fund organized by the city.

Checks or money orders can be made payable to:

  • Union City Fire Victims’ Fund, City of Union City, Office of Mayor Brian P. Stack
  • 3715 Palisade Ave., 3rd Floor
  • Union City, N.J., 07087