An unknown passer-by rescued a resident from a house fire at 707 South Division St. early this morning, fire officials said.

When firefighters arrived shortly after receiving a 911 call at 7:03 a.m., they found the occupant outside the building.

A second individual apparently was able to get out of the house without assistance, after hearing a smoke alarm.

The blaze started on the first floor of the 2-story, wood-framed dwelling and extended to the upper floor.

The rescued individual suffered burns and was taken to Erie County Medical Center, authorities said. The injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

Damage caused by the fire was set at $60,000 and an investigation to determine how it start was continuing.