Fatal Fire in Lancaster

December 2, 2011 Updated Nov 24, 2013 at 12:21 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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Fatal Fire in Lancaster

December 2, 2011 Updated Nov 24, 2013 at 12:21 PM EDT

VILLAGE OF LANCASTER, NY (WKBW) The Lancaster Town Supervisor has confirmed with Eyewitness News that a Friday morning fire at the Lancaster Towers in the Village of Lancaster has claimed a life.

An elderly man who lived on the 5th floor of the senior apartment complex is reported to have died as the result of a fire that apparently started in his apartment.

Unconfirmed reports from the scene indicate that careless smoking may have been the cause.

The Lancaster Police and Fire departments were called out to the working apartment complex fire at 1 West Pleasant Drive in The Village of Lancaster Friday morning. Residents at the complex evacuated the building while first responders arrived on the scene to battle the blaze.

Channel 7's Kyla Igoe is on location and will have updates throughout the day on Eyewitness News.

Stay with EWN and WKBW.COM for the late-breaking details on this fire.