A man is hospitalized with serious injuries following a reported suspected house fire in Melbourne’s northern suburbs on Tuesday morning.
Victoria Police said emergency services were called before 5am to an address in Rhodes outside Pascovale after reports of a smashed window followed by reports of a fire at the address. I was.
As a result, the man was seriously injured and taken to the hospital, but the woman, who was understood to be known to the man, was unharmed.
“Police are investigating what appears to be a suspicious fire situation,” police said in a statement.
A spokesperson for Ambulance Victoria told the NCA Newswire that they were called to Pascoe Vale just before 4:40 a.m., where paramedics treated a man in his 60s with severe burns before transporting him to Alfred Hospital.
Fire Rescue Victoria said they received “multiple” triple zero (000) calls shortly after 4:30.
An FRV spokesperson told the NCA Newswire:
Firefighters helped many people evacuate the unit, but the fire was under control in just over 20 minutes.
Alfred Hospital confirmed the man was in critical condition as of Tuesday afternoon.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information is encouraged to contact crime stopper.
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