A mum cried out “where’s my baby” as a fire ripped through a caravan killing her three-year-old son.
Erin Harvey, 28, was told her ex-husband Shaun and oldest son Harley were in hospital after the tragic accident.
Heroic dad Shaun had fought desperately to save Harley and had tried to get his youngest son too, suffering burns himself, but the flames took hold too quickly.
The children’s devastated mum then rang neighbours in a panic asking what had happened to Zac.
Next-door neighbour Miriam Connolly, 54, said: “I didn’t have the heart to tell her that her little boy had died.
“It is so tragic, he was such a lovely little boy who loved coming to stay with his dad at weekends.
“I told her to get in touch with the police – it’s so heartbreaking.”
Tree surgeon Mr Harvey was living in a caravan in his stepmother’s garden after breaking up with the boys’ mother last August.
The three were asleep in the caravan at 5am on Sunday morning when a blaze broke out from a suspected electrical fault.
Neighbour Mrs Connolly and her husband Sean were woken by shouts and a plant pot being thrown at their window.
Mrs Connolly, 54, said: “They kicked the fence down to come to us for help. It was horrific.
“He was carrying his eldest boy in his arms.
“His father was in his underpants and the skin had been burned off his neck, shoulders and back.
“He’s had tried so hard to get back into the caravan to reach his other little boy but it was an inferno.
“It went up in a matter of seconds.”
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