Businesses donate thousands of dollars to Highbridge fire victims

After a fatal fire left nine family members dead in Highbridge Tuesday, community businesses are pulling together to collect money and goods for surviving family members. The New York Yankees have offered to pay for the burials of all of the victims. City Producer Market has donated $5,000. Baldor Specialty joined with other businesses and community members to raise more than $20,000 for the families. The victims were all related and came from the West African nation of Mali. Their ages ranged from 6 months to 42 years old.

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