Three-year-old boy dies in caravan fire

Three-year-old boy dies in caravan fire with his father and older sibling hospitalized suffering from burns

  • Boy found dead inside caravan in village site in Ffair Rhos, Ceredigion, Mid Wales
  • Dyfed-Powys Police has launched an investigation into how the fire broke out 
  • Major incident room been set up 15 miles away in Aberystwyth Police Station

A three-year-old boy has been killed in a caravan fire – which left his father and four-year-old sibling in hospital with burns.

Emergency services rushed to the small village site in Ffair Rhos, Ceredigion, Wales, after the blaze broke out early this morning.  

However while boy’s father managed to escape the flames with his eldest child, the youngest was found dead inside the caravan. 

The four-year-old is now in a critical but stable condition in hospital and the father is stable. 

Following the fatal blaze, Dyfed-Powys Police announced that they had launched an investigation into how the fire broke out and a major incident room had been set up 15 miles away in Aberystwyth Police Station. 

The three-year-old boy was found dead inside the caravan in the small village site in Ffair Rhos, Ceredigion, Wales. Pictured: General view of Ffair Rhos village

Detective Chief Superintendent Steve Cockwell said: ‘We received a call at 5.35am today, reporting a fire at a caravan at Ffair Rhos.

‘Enquiries so far lead us to believe that three people were inside the caravan at the time the fire broke out.

‘These were a father and two children – a four-year-old, and a little boy who we believe to have been aged three.

‘While the father and the eldest child were able to get out of the caravan, the younger of the siblings was tragically found deceased inside.

‘Our thoughts are with his family at this extremely difficult and traumatic time, and specialist officers have been put in place to support them.

‘The father is currently in a stable condition in hospital, while the four-year-old is critical but stable. Both suffered burns.

‘The Criminal Investigation Department is investigating the cause of the fire, and a major incident room has been set up at Aberystwyth Police Station.

Police are now investigating how the blaze started and a major incident room has been set up at Aberystwyth Police Station (pictured)

‘We are also working closely with Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, who were in attendance when our officers arrived.

‘We would like to thank our colleagues at the fire service for their professionalism in dealing with what turned out to be a highly traumatic incident.

‘We 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 our investigation.

‘This was a tragic incident, and we will be doing all we can to find answers for the family, whose world will have been torn apart by this morning’s events.’

Anyone with information should contact police.

 

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