Relatives of fire victims thank community

Family members of the ten Mexicans who died in last week’s apartment building fire say they are grateful for the community’s generosity and support.

The family has received at least $26,000 in donations. Antonio Noriega, a brother of one of the men who died in the Lincoln Park West fire, said through an interpreter, that all of the money collected will go to help the family’s impoverished relatives in Mexico.

Noriega says each of the adults killed in the fire was sending up to $1,500 a month to relatives in Mexico.

Fire investigators say the fire that killed seven adults and 3 children was deliberately set.

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