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