27.7.16 An investigation is launched as a four-year-old boy dies in Swansea house fire.


The four-year-old boy sadly died at the scene.

A 28-year-old woman and three children, aged six, three and 11 months, got out of the property and were taken to Morriston Hospital.  They were all suffering from suspected smoke inhalation which is not thought to be life-threatening.

Emergency services were called to the incident at a two-storey property in Lon Tan-yr-Allt, near Pontardawe around 1:40am on the morning of 27th July 2016.

Chris Margetts, Senior Operations Manager for the fire service described the blaze as "very severe" but said smoke detectors may have raised the alarm.

Police say that local people helped with the rescue.

South Wales Police and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service are conducting a joint investigation.  We are continuing to jointly investigate the fire at Lon Tan-yr-Allt in Pontardawe which happened during the early hours.

A scene examination has taken place by police and fire investigators to establish the cause which at this stage is not known.

A number of local people were involved in the rescue of the family but tragically a four-year-old boy died at the scene.  

Story collated by Liz Turnbull.

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