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Fire destroys carlton river house after explosion

Fire destroys carlton river house after explosion

A blast rocked a house in Carlton Road in Melbourne’s north on Monday morning.

It occurred on Carlton Street between South Road and Main Street.

media_camera Residents of the area witnessed a second explosion during the morning fire.

media_camera Three firefighters and a paramedic were transported to hospital after the blast.

Melbourne Fire and Rescue Service has taken t??????he injured to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Melbourne for treatment.

media_camera Firefighters stand by a car on Carlton Road that went up in flames following the explosjarvees.comion.

media_camera A damaged front gate is in the backyard of the house which exploded, Carlton Road. Picture: AAP

The blast sent thick black smoke billowing into the air as emergency services tried to find out what caused it.

The smoke plume was spotted over the suburb of Maroubra.

It comes after an explosion of an apartment block at 1165 Carlton Road in Westfield that was not immediately clear of impact.

media_camera A vehicle on the Carlton Road site collapsed in the blast. Picture: AAP

At least two people are in a critical condition after the blast, including a 13-year-old girl who was rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

Police were called to the scene, but hav???e since evacuated the area as they investigated.