Cops critical after Melbourne blast

Three police officers are in critical conditions and two firefighters are injured following an explosion in Melbourne's south.

Emergency services were called to a Hambleton Street flat in Middle Park at 9.15pm on Saturday following reports of a male threatening suicide.

As firefighters and police entered the second-floor flat there was a large explosion.

Three police officers were seriously injured and were taken to The Alfred hospital.

Two female officers are in a critical condition, while a male officer is critical but stable.

Two firefighters were also injured, along with the male occupant.

Police have asked for anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

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