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4th Child Dies Following Union City House Fire

July 16, 2018 - 9:10 am
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UNION CITY, N.J. (WCBS 880/AP) -- A fourth child has died following a New Jersey house fire that earlier claimed the lives of three youngsters and injured several other occupants and firefighters. 
 
The Hudson County prosecutor's office announced early Monday that a critically injured 13-year-old boy had died.


 
Officials have previously said that Friday morning's fire at a three-story home in Union City also killed two boys -- ages 2 and 7 -- and a 5-year-old girl. Another child and a woman remain hospitalized in critical condition, while a man is listed in stable condition. 
 
Eight firefighters were treated at hospitals, mostly for smoke inhalation or heat-related issues. 

The fire broke out around 9 a.m. Friday  at a home near the corner of 25th Street and Bergenline Avenue. A neighbor who witnessed the fire said flames had been exploding out of the windows and debris had scattered throughout the street.
 
The Red Cross has reported helping 30 people from eight families. 
 
Investigators are still trying to figure out the cause of the fire.

(© 2018 WCBS 880. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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