A child has died in a fire in a caravan in Mid Wales.

The blaze, which killed a boy believed to be three years old, broke out at around 5.35am on Sunday morning.

The little boy's father and four-year-old sibling both suffered burns but were able to get out of the caravan at Ffair Rhos near Pontrhydfendigaid in Ceredigion.

The four-year-old is in a "critical but stable" condition, while the father is currently in a "stable" condition in hospital.

Dyfed-Powys Police has opened a criminal investigation into the cause of the fire and a major incident room has been set up at Aberystwyth Police Station.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who was in the Ffair Rhos area around the time of the fire, who may have information that could help the investigation.

Detective Chief Superintendent Steve Cockwell said: “While the father and the eldest child were able to get out of the caravan, the younger of the siblings was tragically found deceased inside.

“Our thoughts are with his family at this extremely difficult and traumatic time, and specialist officers have been put in place to support them.

“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.

“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.”

If you have any information that could help officers, call the Criminal Investigation Department on 101, using Storm reference 39 of January 19