WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. — One person had to be rescued from an apartment fire in Williamsville Friday morning.  

Firefighters were called to the Georgetown apartment complex on Evans St. around 9 am Friday.

Fire officials tell 2 On Your Side a neighbor smelled smoke coming from one of the apartments on the second floor. They say when she touched the door it was hot, so she called the fire department. 

Williamsville firefighters Greg Smith and Lt. James Christopher found the elderly male resident unconscious and not breathing. Vello Puust, 87, was successfully resuscitated by a crew from Twin City Ambulance and rushed to ECMC's Trauma Unit where he is expected to recover.

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Williamsville firefighters Greg Smith and Lt. James Christopher found the elderly male resident unconscious and not breathing. FF Smith was at his office job when the call came through, hence the tie and shirt.
Holly Schiferle

The fire was contained to one floor, but all of the residents in the complex were displaced. 

Damage to the complex is estimated at $70,000.   The cause of the fire is still unknown.