A COUPLE in their 50s was injured when they were forced to jump from a window to escape a house fire in Victoria's east this morning.
Firefighters were called to the blaze on Alford St, Warragul, at 2.46am after the man and woman were woken by a smoke alarm, the Herald Sun reports.
CFA spokesman Chris Olney said it took fire crews 20 minutes to control the fire, which was contained to one room.
He said the room was severely damaged and the rest of the single-storey brick home was damaged by smoke.
The cause of the blaze was suspicious and the house was under police guard this morning, he said.
The occupants received cuts to their fingers and suffered from smoke inhalation.
Investigators will determine the cause of the fire this morning.
Meanwhile, fire has damaged part of a building at Victoria University's St Albans campus.
The building, which is under construction and consists of basketball courts and a gymnasium, was covered in flames when fire crews arrived at 6.38am.
The blaze originated from the floor before spreading to the roof.
Roof timbers and electrical wiring were severely damaged and a plaster board was removed to extinguish the fire.
It was brought under control in 35 minutes.
Investigators are on scene to find out the cause of the blaze.
Read more at the Herald Sun.