An apartment fire in Alphabet City this afternoon left a man in critical condition.


The blaze broke out shortly before 3 p.m. in a two-story garden apartment at 710 East 13th Street. It was under control by 3:20 p.m., an FDNY spokesperson said.


A victim was taken to New York Hospital in critical condition and a firefighter sustained a minor injury, the spokesperson said.


When we arrived at the ground-floor unit off of Avenue C, it was partially flooded and debris had been carried outside. A firefighter said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.