GoFundMe Page Aims to Cover Funeral Costs for Bronx Fire Victims

NY 1 - December 31, 2017

by NY 1

Loved ones are raising money to cover funeral costs for those killed in the fire.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for 2-year-old Kylie Francis, 7-year-old Charmela Francis, 37-year-old Karen Francis, and the family's 19-year-old niece Shantay Young.

The money will be used to send their bodies back to Jamaica for funeral services, according to the page.

Another page has been created for who sources say is the youngest victim, 7-month-old Amora Vidal, and her grandmother Maria Batiz, 58.

Sources say U.S. Servicemember Emmanuel Mensah, 28, was also killed. He had reportedly been visiting for the holidays and died trying to direct people to safety during the fire.

In a tweet, Mayor Bill de Blasio called him a first generation immigrant whose "heroism exemplifies the best of our city."