A man has been flown to hospital after suffering burns following a gas explosion at a Melbourne primary school.

Firefighters attended St Catherine’s Primary on Ridgemont Drive in Berwick at 11:40AM.

It is believed the blaze was ignited from a ruptured gas main that travelled into the primary school buildings.

No children were in the building as they are currently on school holidays.

A man in his 20s was treated for burns to his limbs and face. His skin was cooled in the shower before he was transported to the Alfred Hospital.

Gold 104.3 Melbourne