UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – On Tuesday, October 11th the Utica Fire Department was dispatched to the Algonquin Apartments on Genesee Street after a report of a fire.

Once firefighters arrived on the scene, they learned there was a fire in a third-floor apartment, where they found a male who has sustained serious burns to his body.

“When firefighters arrived, they did find a male that had sustained serious second and third-degree burns to approximately 40 percent of his body,” explained Chief Scott Ingersoll of the Utica Fire Department.

“He is in critical condition right now at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse at their Burn Unit, and the cause of the fire is remaining under investigation.”

Chief Ingersoll also informed Eyewitness News that no one in the building was displaced due to this fire and that the cause will remain under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s office.