First picture of sets of twins killed in house fire as woman arrested for neglect

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect after four boys died in a house fire.

The children, two sets of twins aged three and four, were killed when a blaze took hold at a property in Sutton.

They have been named locally as Kyson, Bryson, Leyton and Logan.

Paramedics battled to save the boys – who are related – and rushed them to hospital but they could not be revived.

A 27-year-old woman has been taken into police custody.

No further details about her identity or relation to the deceased have been released.

Around 60 firefighters were sent to the address shortly before 7pm last night and pulled the boys from the burning wreckage.

The cause of the fire is ‘currently unknown’ and an investigation to determine how it started is ongoing.

Two sets of twin boys killed in a Sutton house fire.
It remains unclear how the fatal fire in South London started but it ravaged the property (Picture: Facebook)
Two sets of twin boys killed in a Sutton house fire.
The Met has confirmed the two sets of twin boys killed in the tragedy are related to each other (Picture: Facebook)
Burn marks can be seen on a house where a fire killed four young children in Sutton, south London.
The fire was described as already being ‘well-developed’ by the time fire crews got there (Picture: LNP)
Firefighters at the scene in Sutton, south London
Firefighters and paramedics battled to save the boys at the scene before rushing them to hospital but nothing could be done to revive them (Picture: PA)

London Fire Brigade deputy commissioner Richard Mills confirmed the boys are twins and said ‘on our arrival there were only the four children we rescued at the time’ in the house.

He added: ‘I can not confirm either way what is going on in relation to any other people within the building.’

Mr Mills paid tribute to emergency service workers ‘who worked incredibly hard to save the lives of these children’, adding ‘they did everything they possibly could’.

Crews who attended the tragedy, some of whom travelled in ambulances in hospitals to continue CPR, are being supported by counsellors.

Children who died in Sutton house fire were two sets of twins
A tribute left near the scene in Sutton, south London
Tributes have been left outside the address and the community is in deep shock after the tragedy (Picture: PA)
Emergency services at the scene in Sutton, south London
An investigation is ongoing to establish how the fire took hold (Picture: PA)

Superintendent Rob Shepherd said in a statement this morning: ‘The thoughts of everyone at the South Area Command Unit are with the family and friends of these four young children, who have suffered such a devastating and tragic loss tonight.

‘I know these sentiments will be shared by the local community, Sutton and London as a whole.

‘We remain on scene with our emergency service colleagues and will be working through the night and beyond.

‘At this very early stage the cause of the fire is unknown and will be investigated.’

Four children thought to all be under five years old have died at a house fire described as an ‘intense blaze’ in south London this evening.

Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters were called to the scene on Collingwood Road in Sutton.

The first crews on scene were faced with the whole of the ground floor on fire.

Firefighters in breathing apparatus went into the mid-terrace house and brought the four children, believed to all be part of the same family, out of the property.

They were given immediate CPR by firefighters at the scene, who continued to give treatment until London Ambulance Service crews arrived.

A spokesperson for London Fire Brigade said the children – all believed to be related – were taken to hospital where, ‘tragically and despite the efforts of all involved, they were pronounced deceased’.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and there have been no arrests.

London Fire Commissioner Andy Roe said: ‘This is an incident that has left everyone numb with profound sadness. My thoughts are with the family and friends of the children, the whole local community and all those who will be affected by this fire.

Emergency services remain at the scene
Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters were called to Collingwood Road in Sutton (Picture: UKNIP)
? Licensed to London News Pictures. 17/12/2021. London, UK. Burn marks can be seen on a house where a fire killed four young children in Sutton, south London. 60 firefighters fought the blaze at the property in Collingwood Road on Thursday after being called at around 18:55 GMT. The four victims, all young children, were given CPR by firefighters until ambulance crews arrived. The children were taken to hospital, where they were pronounced dead. Photo credit: Peter Macdiarmid/LNP
Burn marks can be seen on the house this morning (Picture: LNP)
? Licensed to London News Pictures. 17/12/2021. London, UK. A police officer stands outside a house where a fire killed four young children in Sutton, south London. 60 firefighters fought the blaze at the property in Collingwood Road on Thursday after being called at around 18:55 GMT. The four victims, all young children, were given CPR by firefighters until ambulance crews arrived. The children were taken to hospital, where they were pronounced dead. Photo credit: Peter Macdiarmid/LNP
Four young children, believed to be related, died in the fire (Picture: LNP)

‘Fire crews arrived quickly and located the children inside the property. They were brought out of the house and given immediate emergency care. The welfare of our staff involved in this incident is very important to us and all of them will be offered counselling as a priority.’

The Brigade was called at 6.55pm and the fire was under control by 8.36pm, with firefighters from Sutton and surrounding fire stations at the scene.

The Metropolitan Police said that next of kin are aware and will be provided with specialist support.

Road closures are in place and emergency services remain at the scene.

Superintendent Rob Shepherd said: ‘The thoughts of everyone at the South Area Command Unit are with the family and friends of these four young children, who have suffered such a devastating and tragic loss tonight.

‘I know these sentiments will be shared by the local community, Sutton and London as a whole.

‘We remain on scene with our emergency service colleagues and will be working through the night and beyond. At this very early stage the cause of the fire is unknown and will be investigated.’

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