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Mum cried out ‘where’s my baby’ as fire ripped through caravan killing boy,3

Erin Harvey, 28, was told her ex-husband Shaun and oldest son Harley were in hospital after the blaze – before the devastated mum then rang neighbours in a state panic asking what had happened to Zach

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.”

 
Three-year-old Zac tragically died in the blaze 
 
Harley was pulled from the fire 

The couple said Shaun was running an electric cable from the house into the two-berth touring caravan in the village of Ffair-Rhos, near Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire.

Mr Connolly, 55, said: “Shaun was screaming: ‘My boy’s dead. my boy’s dead. I’ve killed my boy’.

“I was telling him that no one had killed anybody – but he was in such a state.

“The caravan went up like a tinder box, we were trying to reassure him he did everything he could to save his child.

“We ran a cold bath for him and his little boy, they were both in extreme pain.

“They asked for potato peeling which are supposed to be good for burns.”

Shaun and Harley were taken to hospital in Aberystwyth. Harley was later flown by air ambulance to a special burns unit in Bristol where he is in a critical condition with his mother Erin at his bedside.

 
Dad Shaun Harvey managed to pull his oldest son from the fire before returning in an attempt to rescue Zac

One of Erin’s neighbours in the nearby village of Pontrhydfendigaid, said: “She’s not had much luck over the last few years and now she’s got to deal with this awful tragedy.

“Erin’s a good mother who is devoted to her boys. She’s with Harley in hospital and we are all praying he pulls through.”

Erin also has a nine-year-old son from a previous relationship.

Shaun was transferred to a burns unit in Swansea where he is in a stable condition.

Mr Connolly said: “Shaun is a lovely guy, he’s always got time to have a chat, He loves those boys so much.

“They were a nice little family unit, we would hear him playing with the boys in the garden.

“I know they were running an extension cable from the house into the caravan and that’s what the police and fire service are looking at.”

 
Scorched wreckage after the blaze in the touring caravan

Another neighbour said: “The whole village is in shock, it’s not the type of thing that happens here.

“But this is a close-knit community where people look out for each other and we will be there for the family.”

Dyfed Powys Police have scaled down their inquiry into the blaze which they now say is not suspicious.

A spokeswoman said: “We are continuing to investigate the circumstances around a fire at a caravan in Ffair Rhos, Ceredigion in which a three-year-old boy sadly died.

“The father and a four-year-old child remain in hospital.

“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.

“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 the investigation.”

 

 

source ; mirror.cu.uk

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