(UNION CITY, NJ) – A little before 9:00 AM today, a fire was reported on the 400 block of 25th Street in Union City. As a result of the five-alarm blaze, six people were injured of which two were fatal; a five-year-old girl and two-year-old boy. Additionally, eight firefighters were taken to the hospital and multiple firefighters received medical treatment at the scene.
“I am heart broken,” said Mayor Brian P. Stack. “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. I am extremely thankful for the efforts of our first responders who gave their all under extremely difficult circumstances.”
At this time, the city and the Red Cross are providing temporary assistance for the fire victims. “Anyone wishing to provide support for the fire victims may do so through the Union City Fire Victims’ Fund,” said Stack. “Union City is a close-knit community and we will rally around these families and offer our continued love and support.”
The Office of the Mayor will be collecting donations in the form of a check or money order. Checks or money orders should be made payable to the Union City Fire Victims’ Fund and may be sent to:
Union City Fire Victims’ Fund
City of Union City
Office of Mayor Brian P. Stack
3715 Palisade Avenue
Union City, New Jersey 07087.