Vic man dies in hospital after house fire

A man has died in hospital after a fire took hold of a property in Melbourne's north.

The 65-year-old man was seriously injured in the blaze at Rhodes Parade in Pascoe Vale on Tuesday morning.

Police were initially called to the unit following reports he had smashed the window of a home.

The Chelsea man was taken to hospital under police guard where he died from his injuries on Tuesday night.

A woman, believed to be known to the man, escaped any injury.

Detectives are investigating the incident and will prepare a report for the coroner.