Union City Child Dies in Horrific Fire

A 4th alarm fire was reported a little after 1 am this morning at 14th st and Summit burning down multiple properties including St Joseph’ Church.

Fire started on Summit Avenue and due to high winds expanded up to Saint Joseph’s Church located on Central Avenue.

Multiple units from NYC, North Hudson Fire Department, Secaucus, Union City, Kearny, Jersey City and Bayonne came to help stop the fire.

According to reports a child die and a man was badly burned. A gofundme page has been created by Veronica Rodriguez a facebook user who claims that his baby nephew was a fatal victim of the fire. She posted the following message:

“Hello everyone my name is Veronica Rodriguez. I am looking for help and support in providing for little Eddies funeral. Today a fire began on 14th street and summit ave in union city NJ. That fire happen to take my great nephews life. This month he would have been turning 2. He was such an intelligent little boy who loved his sisters. I’m hoping you all can help in providing for his funeral anything counts. Thank you all in advance. God bless and remember tell your loved ones everyday how much they mean to you life is too short. The money will also be going to help them get new belongings since everything was lost in the fire. Aaliyah has 2 daughters ages 5months and 3 so again please and thank you.”

 

click this link to donate to the GoFundMe page. https://www.gofundme.com/3gm2ue0

 

Red Cross was attending over 50 people affected by the fire at Jose Marti Middle School this morning.

The following video shows the aftermath of St Joseph’s Church this morning.

The following videos were submitted on Facebook from the scene.

 

Photo Credit: Jon Jeffers
Photo Credit: Jon Jeffers
Photo Credit: Jon Jeffers
Photo Credit: Jon Jeffers
Photo Credit: Jon Jeffers
Photo Credit: Jon Jeffers

1 COMMENT

  1. To the author, editor and source generally, please spell check your work before publication. Every time I read your articles I cringe because there are numerous typographical and grammatical errors including poor or lack of punctuations. Please take pride in your work. You seek to represent Hudson County but those errors or lack of attention to detail reflect poorly on the source and on us as members of this community.

  2. Mis oraciones por la familia de las víctimas y por todos los vecinos y feligreses de la Iglesia,creo que la de mas antigüedad en el área,también por los sacerdotes que hayan tenido tiempo de rescatar al Santísimo.