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Boy, three, killed in caravan fire as sibling left in critical condition

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Police were called to a fire in Ffair Rhos village in Ceredigion, western Wales, in the early hours of Sunday.

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A three-year-old boy has died in a caravan fire which left his four-year-old sibling in a critical condition in hospital, police said.

Dyfed-Powys Police were called to a fire in Ffair Rhos village in Ceredigion, western Wales, at 5.35am on Sunday.

A father and his two children are believed to have been inside the caravan when the fire broke out.

Police said while the father and the four-year-old were able to escape the caravan, the boy, thought to be three years old, was found dead inside.

Both survivors suffered burns and the father is in a stable condition while his other child is critical but stable.

Officers are investigating the circumstances of the fire.

Detective Chief Superintendent Steve Cockwell said: “Our thoughts are with his family at this extremely difficult and traumatic time, and specialist officers have been put in place to support them.

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“The Criminal Investigation Department is investigating the cause of the fire, and a major incident room has been set up at Aberystwyth police station.

“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 is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Department on 101 and use Storm reference 39 of January 19.

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