City officials are also reacting to the deadly fire on Grape Street. Mayor Tom Richards released a statement praising the attempts of the firefighters to save the victims saying-
"I commend their bravery, but also feel their anguish at not being able to save those children. The origin of this fire remains under investigation and the circumstances are unclear. What is clear is that this community lost four beautiful children and our city is diminished by it. Our thoughts and prayers are with this family tonight."