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Gas bottle explosion in Melbourne units injures man, 60

  • Gas bottle exploded on Wednesday, setting a block of units in Melbourne on fire
  • Man in his 60s with burns to his face and hands was rushed to the hospital 
  • Firefighters are still at the scene in St Kilda East but have controlled the blaze
  • A cat was also rescued from the unit and is being cared for by the local council 

A man has burns to his hands and face after an explosion and fire ripped through a block of units in Melbourne.

The man in his 60s has been taken by Ambulance Victoria to hospital in a serious condition.

Up to 25 firefighters were still at the scene in St Kilda East but were able to bring the blaze under control in 30 minutes, an MFB spokesman said on Wednesday.

A man in his 60s has serious burns to his hands and face after a gas bottle exploded on Wednesday, setting a block of units in Melbourne on fire (pictured)

The fire was in a two-storey unit in a block on Hughenden Road.

A cat was also rescued from the unit and is being cared for by the local council.

Firefighters are working to determine the cause of the blaze. 

Up to 25 firefighters are still at the scene (pictured) in St Kilda East but were able to bring the blaze under control in 30 minutes, an MFB spokesman said

Up to 25 firefighters are still at the scene (pictured) in St Kilda East but were able to bring the blaze under control in 30 minutes, an MFB spokesman said

A cat has also rescued from the unit (pictured) and is being cared for by the local council

A cat has also rescued from the unit (pictured) and is being cared for by the local council

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