Emotional tributes have been left at the house in Fartown where two young brothers died.

Friends and neighbours have left flowers, letters and mementos at the family’s semi-detached home in Alder Street.

One of the letters taped to the wall reads: “While the loss of a loved one is never easy, even when anticipated, it is most certainly the hardest when they are taken from us too soon.

“We offer our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy for your loss. May the outpouring of sympathy, the kind acts of friends and strangers and the comfort in knowing that your loss is felt by many help you through this difficult time.

“I ask God’s blessing on you and your wonderful family. May you both find the courage and strength to move forward in peace and confidence.”

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Video thumbnail, pt2. Chris Kirby, West Yorkshire Fire area manager, on tragic Alder Street fire
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Two cuddly toys were left in sealed jars, protected from the wind and driving rain.

Earlier, one of the firefighters who attended the scene in Alder Street on Saturday afternoon, Chris Kirby, told how fire crews – many of them parents themselves – had been shaken by what they had to deal with.

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Firefighters rescued the two boys, aged two and three, from their home amid flames and choking smoke. The boys were trapped in a bedroom in a blaze which police described as a “tragic accident.”

The boys were taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary but were pronounced dead.

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Fire chief Mr Kirby praised crews and said: “They very quickly went into the house, extinguished the fire, performed their search and recovered the young boys.

“The boys were very quickly taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary by our colleagues from Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

“Tragically we were later informed that it had been confirmed that the two boys had lost their lives.”

The house on Alder Street where two young boys died in a fire

A joint investigation with West Yorkshire Police into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

“There will be a thorough investigation,” he said. “I’m sure you’ll understand I can’t speculate on the cause of the fire.

“Our hearts and thoughts are with the family. It’s clearly had an impact on the local community as well as our fire teams and colleagues from the police and ambulance services.

“Fortunately these incidents are very rare but when children are involved it makes it even more difficult to deal with.”