UNION CITY, N.J. — A fourth child has died after a fire ripped through a Union City home last week, the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office said Monday.
A 13-year-old boy died from injuries he suffered during the July 13 fire that broke out at a home on 25th Street, according to a tweet from the Prosecutor's Office. The fire took more than two hours to get under control.
The teen is the fourth child to die as a result of the blaze. The other victims include Mailyn Wood, 5, Jason Gonzalez, 2, and an unidentified 7-year-old boy who died at the hospital hours after the fire.
Another child from the same family remained in critical condition Monday at a hospital in Philadelphia.
No funeral arrangements have been set yet. 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
A preliminary investigation determined the fire started at 416 25th St. The building next door also sustained damage from the fire. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.