Three hospitalised after Melbourne fire

Benita Kolovos

Three people, including a primary school boy, are in hospital after a suspicious house fire in Melbourne's northeast.

A man in his 50s was taken to the Austin Hospital in a serious condition with burns to his hands, feet and face after emergency services were called to the fire in Macleod just before 6am on Wednesday.

The young boy and woman in her 40s were also taken to the Austin Hospital for observation.

Police are treating the fire in Wattle Drive as suspicious.