Williamsville, NY (May 17, 2019) – Shortly before 9:00 a.m., a neighbor called authorities to report a fire that broke out at the Georgetown Apartments on Evans Street in the town of Williamsville on Friday morning, May 17. Police stated that the fire resulted in injuries to an elderly man who lives in one of the units but that no other residents are believed to have been hurt in the incident.
According to Amherst Police, 87-year-old Vello Puust was discovered unconscious inside the building but there has been no word as to whether or not the fire originated in the victims’ apartment. However, firefighters were stated to have contained the blaze to one unit as emergency medical responders transported Puust to Erie County Medical Center.
At this time, the victim remains in serious condition at the hospital with injuries that are believed to be related to smoke inhalation. There has been no information released on a possible cause of the fire.
We would first like to extend our sincerest sympathies to Vello Puust as we can only hope he is able to fully recover from his injuries. Unfortunately, many fires and explosions in New York prove to be fatal or catastrophically injurious, and we extend our gratitude to the New York firefighters who risk their lives for the fellow members of our community.
After such a hazardous event, it is essential to understand that as a victim, you may have the right to be compensated in the event that your suffering was caused by the actions of another party or other entity. At Hach & Rose, we are passionate about easing the burdens for victims and their loved ones as much as possible, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you have been hurt in a New York fire or explosion, please call 212-779-0057 today.
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