NJ Church Damaged in Fire That Killed Toddler Will Be Rebuilt - NBC New York

NJ Church Damaged in Fire That Killed Toddler Will Be Rebuilt



    Child Killed, Father Seriously Burned in Fatal Church Blaze

    A child was killed and the father seriously injured after a six-alarm inferno ripped through a New Jersey church early Saturday morning. Rana Novini reports.

    (Published Saturday, March 4, 2017)

    A New Jersey church that was severely damaged by a fire that killed a toddler will be rebuilt. 

    Archdiocese of Newark Cardinal Joseph Tobin announced the decision Saturday in a letter distributed to parishioners of Saints Joseph and Michael Catholic Church in Union City.

    The Archdiocese estimates it will cost $5 million and take about 16 months to rebuild the church.

    Authorities have said the fire started in an apartment where Eddie Gonzalez Jr. lived with his family.

    NJ Mayor Questions Response in Fire That Killed Toddler

    [NY] Mayor Criticizes Fire Department’s Response to Blaze That Killed Child

    Union City Mayor Brian Stack says he wasn’t happy with the response to a deadly fire that left a child dead. Jen Maxfield reports.

    (Published Wednesday, March 8, 2017)

    The year-old boy was found dead after the blaze was under control. His father and another man were recently indicted on charges of manslaughter, causing widespread injury or damage and creating a risk of widespread injury or damage.

    Gonzalez's father suffered severe burns in the fire as he tried to rescue his son.

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