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Submitted by the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office
On Thursday, at 8:12 p.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office communications center received a 911 call reporting smoke in the apartment building located at 136 Jackson St., in the Village of Youngstown. NCSO deputies and officers from the Town of Lewiston Police Department responded and confirmed smoke coming from the second floor of the building.
The fire was found to have originated from a second-floor apartment and had begun to extend to the structures attic/roof. Upon entering this apartment, firefighters located a 70-year-old male on the floor suffering from cardiac arrest. The male was transported by ambulance to Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.
The fire was subsequently extinguished by members of the Youngstown, Ransomville, Lewiston No. 1 and Upper Mountain Volunteer fire companies.
An estimate of the damage was not available. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Niagara County Fire Investigation Unit.
The deceased male resident was identified as 70-year-old Harlan K. Green.