Hempstead residents return home for 1st time since fire

Residents returned to the apartment complex to try and salvage the belongings they have left. The fire ripped through the apartment complex last Saturday morning

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated. (2/16/13)

HEMPSTEAD - Residents were finally able to return to the Hempstead building that went up in flames last weekend, killing two.

Residents returned to the apartment complex to try and salvage the belongings they have left. The fire ripped through the apartment complex last Saturday morning during the blizzard, killing 38-year-old Guadalupe Ramirez and her 8-year-old son.

Village officials told News 12 that the owner has been slapped with half a dozen violations in the past year. People who live there say there have been at least three fires in the past 10 years.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated. A fund has also been set up to help pay for Ramirez and her son's funeral.

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Hempstead Fire Donations

If you would like to make a financial donation to help pay for funeral costs for Guadalupe Ramirez and her 8-year-old son Fernando who died in the apartment fire in Hempstead, please send it to:

Hempstead Hispanic Civic Association
236 Main St.
Hempstead, NY 11550

S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth Family asks help with fire victims' funeral costsGuadalupe Ramirez and her 8-year-old son died in a Hempstead fire last week. Second death in Hempstead house fireNewsday says Guadalupe Ramirez died at Nassau University Medical Center yesterday morning.

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