5th child dies following Union City house fire, prosecutor says
UNION CITY — A fifth child has died from injuries sustained in a New Jersey house fire last week.
The Hudson County prosecutor's office announced Tuesday that 4-year-old Shamira Lopez has died.
Officials have previously said that Friday morning's fire at a three-story home in Union City also killed three boys — 2-year-old Jason Gonzalez, 7-year-old Christian Josue Mendez and 13-year-old Jose Felipe Tejada — and a 5-year-old girl, Mayli Wood.
A woman and a man injured in the fire are in stable condition.
Eight firefighters were treated, mostly for smoke inhalation or heat-related issues.
The Red Cross has reported helping 30 people from eight families.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation
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