North West Wales

Girl, two, still critical after Barmouth caravan fire

Andrew and Robert Taylor (picture:
Image caption Andrew Taylor died in the caravan fire with his father Robert

A two-year-old girl remains in a "stable but critical" condition with severe burns, after a fire which killed her grandfather and uncle.

Emmy Taylor was rescued from the blaze near Barmouth, Gwynedd, which killed Robert Taylor, 58, and his son Andrew, 26, from Flint.

The cause of the fire is still being probed, but investigators believe gas canisters in the caravan made it worse.

Firefighters have urged holidaymakers to check all equipment is working.

The fire occurred at the Sunny Sands Caravan park at about 0145 BST on Saturday and is not being treated as suspicious.

The girl was taken to Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool.

One of the Barmouth firemen who tackled the fire, Ricky Morris, said: "Upon our arrival we were confronted with a fully developed fire at the campsite involving the caravan and a nearby car.

"Unfortunately the fire was so well developed that it was too late to save the father and son.

"The spread of the fire within the caravan was incredibly fast.

"I would appeal to all holidaymakers planning to enjoy a camping or caravan trip to make sure that all the equipment being used is working correctly and that they are aware of the fire-fighting arrangements on site."

Gareth Griffiths, of North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, added: "We don't believe that the caravan exploded, but it did contain gas cylinders and aerosols which became involved as the fire developed."

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