70-year-old man dies in Niagara County fire

Staff Reports Posted 3 February 2023 at 9:28 am

YOUNGSTOWN – The Niagara County Sheriff’s office is reporting a 70-year-old man died in a fire on Wednesday night in the Village of Youngstown.

Firefighters were dispatched to 136 Jackson St. at 8:12 p.m. on Wednesday after being called about smoke in the apartment.

Niagara County Sheriff’s 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 structure’s attic and roof, the Sheriff’s Office reported this morning.

Firefighters entered the second-floor apartment of Harlan K. Green and he was on the floor and suffering from cardiac arrest. He was transported by ambulance to Mount Saint Mary’s Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

The fire was subsequently extinguished by members of the Youngstown, Ransomville, Lewiston #1 and Upper Mountain Volunteer Fire Companies. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Niagara County Fire Investigation Unit.