Prosecutors: 5th Child Dies Following New Jersey House Fire

July 17, 2018 - 5:43 pm

UNION CITY, N.J. (AP)  -- 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