Union City officials seeking to fundraise $10k for families of fatal fire victims

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Union City officials are seeking to fundraise at least $10,000 for the families of the fatal five-alarm fire victims yesterday, according to a GoFundMe page set up this morning. 

Photo via GoFundMe.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“I am heart broken. It is a very difficult day for Union City. I continue to pray for the victims and their families and offer any resources I can to assist them,” Union City Mayor Brian Stack said on the page.

“I am extremely thankful for the efforts of our first responders who gave their all under extremely difficult circumstances. Anyone wishing to provide support for the fire victims may do so through the Union City Fire Victims’ Fund and the Go Fund Me page set up by the city.”

As of 2:40 p.m. this afternoon, the page has raised $1,830 towards their goal.

Anyone that would prefer to make donations in person in person can drop off a check or money order at the mayor’s office, located on the third floor of City Hall – 3715 Palisade Ave.

A five-alarm fire at 416 25th St. claimed the lives of at least three children yesterday morning as local, state and federal authorities investigate the cause of the blaze.

As of last night, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office said that two other children are in critical condition, as is an adult woman, while a an adult male was upgraded to stable condition.