Prosecutors: 5th child dies following New Jersey house fire

UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A fifth child has died following a New Jersey house fire that earlier claimed the lives of four other youngsters and injured several other occupants and firefighters.

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 4-year-old girl remains in critical condition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. A woman and a man 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

The Office of Mayor Brian Stack will be collecting donations in check or money order form for the victims. They can be made payable to the Union City Fire Victims Fund and sent to the Office of Mayor Brian Stack at 3715 Palisade Ave. 3rd Floor in Union City, New Jersey 07087.

A GoFundMe has also been set up in support of Union City fire victims.

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