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70-year-old man dies in Youngstown fire

The man died after a residential fire on Jackson Street on Thursday night.

YOUNGSTOWN, N.Y. — A man died following a fire in the village of Youngstown on Thursday night.

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office released information about a fire on Jackson Street that claimed the life of the 70-year-old man. The man has been identified as Harlan Green.

Deputies for the Sheriff's Office and officers from the Town of Lewiston Police Department responded to a report of a fire in an apartment shortly after 8 p.m. When they arrived at the scene they saw smoke coming from the second floor.

The fire was determined to have started in a second-floor apartment and was extending to the attic and roof. 

When firefighters entered the apartment, they found the 70-year-old victim in cardiac arrest. 

The man was taken in a ambulance to Mount Saint Mary’s Hospital, where he was declared dead. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

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