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UNION CITY, N.J. (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, Jose Felipe Tejada, had died.

Officials have previously said that Friday morning's fire at a three-story home in Union City also killed two boys — 2-year-old Jason Gonzalez and 7-year-old Christian Josue Mendez, and a 5-year-old girl, Mayli Wood.

A 4-year-old girl remains in critical condition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. A woman and a man 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.

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