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

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

5 children were killed when a fire broke out at a Union City home on July 13, 2018. (Eddie Miranda/ Facebook)

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
Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.