Two young brothers who died in a house fire in Fartown have been named locally as Emma Taylor's sons Jake and Logan.

The boys, aged two and three, were rescued by firefighters from their burning home in Alder Street on Saturday afternoon.

The boys’ mum Emma, also named locally, escaped the semi-detached house with her six-year-old son Finley.

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Neighbours tried desperately to force their way into the house but were beaten back by flames and smoke.

Firefighters in breathing aparatus searched the house and found the boys in a bedroom.

They were taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary but were pronounced dead.

Neighbours told how Ms Taylor screamed: “Help me, help me” as her boys were pulled from the burning house.

Police described the fire as a “tragic accident” and a full investigation is underway.

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Neighbour Marcin Wojciechowski and another man tried to get into the house at the front but were forced round the back, climbing onto a veranda.

The family’s next door neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: “I was in the kitchen and my daughter said: ‘The lady next door is crying for help’.

“Then I told my husband: ‘Go outside, see what is happening’.

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“She was running around everywhere, shouting: ‘Help me! Help me!’ She was crying and screaming for help.

“We saw the smoke everywhere, a man tried to climb up to help but there was too much smoke, you could not see anything.

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“I asked the man he said two children were still inside.

“Then the police and fire brigade came and they went inside.”

Flowers, letters and cuddly toys have been left at the gate of the house in tribute to the tragic tots.

One of them, from Kenneth and Claire, reads: “I wish I had the words to lighten your agony but sometimes words are just not enough. You are in our prayers.”