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Boy dead and brother critical after tragic house fire

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The heartbroken parents of a young boy who was killed in a house fire west of Toowoomba have spoken for the first time of their horrifying ordeal.

Nathan Perry was asleep at his Weranga home with sons Jeremy and Blade, aged three and four, when he awoke to the smell of smoke and saw a flicker coming from their bedroom on Tuesday.

“I knew it was fire straight away,” Mr Perry told 9NEWS.

“It was the scariest thing I have ever seen in my life.”

As the fire surrounded the two young boys, he ran through the blaze to pull his sons to safety.

“I had to run through the flames and drag the children out. I did what I could,” he said.

All three were taken to hospital and Mr Perry, 34, was treated for burns on his arms before being released to be with his sons.

The family yesterday afternoon made the decision to switch of four-year-old Blade’s life support and he died shortly afterward.

“I feel like I failed because Blade didn’t make it,” he said.

The boys’ mother Tamika Frid drove from Dalby through the night to reach Brisbane.

“It was the worst day of my life,” Ms Frid said.

“Everything was just a dream … can we just wake up and everything will just be better again?”

Blade’s brother Jeremy remains in an induced coma at Lady Cilentro hospital with burns to 90 percent of his body, where his parents are by his side.

“He’s going to get through this and his brother is right there with him,” Ms Frid said.

“Our bright little boy from the bush.”

The family now faces six months of treatment in Brisbane.

Three-and-a-half hours from home, they are searching for a place to stay.

“Always tell you kids you love them and give them as many hugs as you can because you don’t know what will happen the next day,” Ms Frid said.

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