Boy, 3, killed in horrific caravan fire pictured with critically-ill brother, 4

A three-year-old boy who was killed in a caravan fire has been pictured along with his brother, four, who is in hospital fighting for his life. 

Their dad, Shaun Harvey, 28, was having a sleepover in the caravan when his sons visited him for the weekend.

But the caravan "went up like an inferno" and Shaun and the oldest boy Harley were able to escape, but three-year-old Zac tragically died.

Shaun, who was said to be "delighted" at having his sons for the weekend, battled to save his younger son, but the flames were "too much".

Neighbour Miriam Connolly, 54, told Shaun banged on her door for help in the early hours of Sunday morning.

He had pulled Harley from the blaze before returning for three-year-old Zac.

But Mrs Connolly said the fire had become "too much".


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She described the nightmare scene, saying all she could hear was "screaming and crying".

Mrs Connolly added: "I was in bed when I heard someone knocking the door. It then got louder and louder so much so that I thought the glass on the door was going to shatter.

"When I opened the door I saw that Shaun had carried his young child. He was terribly burnt.

"We put the child in the bath with cold water to try and cool his burns down.

"All I could hear was the screaming and the crying. I didn't know what had happened at that point but I knew something awful had happened so I called the emergency services."



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Pictures show the remains of the scorched shell of the touring caravan parked outside the home belonging to his family members – with the fire spreading to damage the brickwork of the nearby building.

Dad Shaun is believed to have separated from the children's mum Erin and was staying in the touring caravan while he looked for a permanent house in the area.

Police are probing what caused the blaze with neighbours in the village of Ffair Rhos, near Tregaron, Ceredigion all being quizzed.

Forensics teams are at the scene amid concerns the fire could have been deliberately started at 5.35am on Sunday.

Retired Mrs Connolly said the early morning air was filled with the sounds of screaming and crying.

She said: "It was horrific.

"We think the fire started because of something electrical.

"Whatever it was it went up like an inferno.

"Then the car, which was parked next to the caravan, went up in flames. Just horrific."

A police spokeswoman said: "Specialist officers are supporting the family at this traumatic time.

"Police and Fire investigators continue to examine the scene though the circumstances are not currently being treated as suspicious.

"Police would like to speak to anyone who was in the Ffair Rhos area around the time of the fire, who might have information that could help the investigation.

"Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, using Storm reference 39 of January 19."

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