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Mother's heartbreaking tribute to four-year-old son killed in fire

Four-year-old Jac was killed in a house fire on Wednesday morning. Credit: ITV News

The mother of a four-year-old boy who died in a house fire in Swansea has left a heartbreaking tribute at the scene of the tragedy.

The child, named locally as Jac, was in an upstairs bedroom of the property in Alltwen, near Pontardawe, South Wales, with a three year old boy when the fire broke out early on Wednesday.

Jac's mother, named locally as Jennifer Davies, raised the alarm at 1.40am and managed to escape from the house with her six-year-old daughter and 11-month-old son, while neighbours tried to get in to help the stranded children.

Four firefighters managed to rescue the two boys but Jac died at the scene.

Flowers have been left outside the family home including the touching note from Jac's mother.

Jac's mother left an emotional tribute at the scene where he died. Credit: PA

My handsome big blue eyed boy, your my life, my world, my everything and will never ever forget your beautiful blonde curls. Go ride your train up to heaven and wait for me.

Save a bit of that light for me, and we will see each other again one day I promise. Kelsey, Riley, Andrew will always remember you always and forever. In our hearts forever.

All my love from mammy. Love you up to the sky and beyond.

– Mother's tribute note
The fire service and South Wales Police are investigating the cause of the blaze. Credit: PA

The four survivors were taken to Swansea's Morriston Hospital suffering from suspected smoke inhalation, which is not thought to be life-threatening.

Chris Margetts, senior operations manager for the fire service, described the blaze as "very severe".

Neighbour Kevin Saunders described hearing a woman's screams and smelling smoke as he watched television.

He said a man arrived at the scene shortly after police, parking his car in the middle of the road and running to the house before learning of the boy's death.

He added: "He was punching the wall and he was in hysterics - he had to be taken away by a support officer - it was not nice at all. I think he must have been a family member, or it could have been the boy's father, someone close.

"It was just sickening. The thing that sticks with me is them carrying the boy out and the man screaming. It just makes me feel sick thinking about it."