Two sets of twin boys die in London house fire, police say

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Two sets of twin boys die in London house fire, police say

Two sets of twin boys died in a massive blaze Thursday when they were left alone in their London home — and a 27-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of child neglect, authorities said. 

The brothers — ages 3 and 4 — were inside their home on Collingwood Road in Sutton, South London, when the fire erupted just after 7 p.m., Metropolitan Police said in a statement

The twins’ grandfather, Jason Hoath, identified the older boys as Kyson and Bryson, and the younger boys as Leyton and Logan.

The boys were treated at the scene before they were rushed to two south London hospitals, where all four were pronounced dead, officials said. 

A 27-year-old woman was taken into custody on suspicion of child neglect, authorities said. Her relationship to the boys, or the family, was not specified.

A 27-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of child neglect after two sets of young twins were killed in a fire that ripped through a London home, British authorities said.
Kyson, Bryson, Leyton and Logan died in the blaze Thursday after they were left alone.
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London Fire Brigade Deputy Commissioner Richard Mills speaking to the media at the scene in Sutton, south London.
London Fire Brigade Deputy Commissioner Richard Mills speaking to the media at the scene in Sutton, south London.
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A woman lights a candle at the scene of the devastating fatal fire on December 17, 2021.
A woman lights a candle at the scene of the devastating fatal fire on December 17, 2021.
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Officials say the cause of the fire is under investigation, but The Sun reported that it appears the PVC-covered front door may have caught fire due to Christmas lights – before bursting into flames.

“I am devastated to say that the horrendous house fire that took place in Sutton last night leading to four children loosing there life’s [sic] were my amazing smart and beautiful grandsons,” Hoath posted to Facebook. “[They were] taken too soon they will always be in our hearts and thoughts. Boys I love you forever.” 

“It’s all the more heartbreaking because their presents were all piled under the tree ready for them,” he added to The Sun. “We don’t know what happened and are just waiting for the police to get back to us.

The scene in Sutton, south London, where four children who are believed to be related have died following a fire at a house.
A 27-year-old woman was taken into custody on suspicion of child neglect, authorities said.
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The fire was reported Thursday night in Sutton, a residential area in South London. Roughly 60 firefighters descended on the home and brought the children out, ages 3 and 4.
Roughly 60 firefighters responded to the fire that killed the four children.
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“My son has been up all night, and he’s shattered. He’s trying to get some sleep. He’s not in a good way, as you can imagine.”

The boys’ devastated mother, Deveca Rose, a caretaker for the National Health Service, lived alone with her boys and was not home when the inferno swept through the home, a neighbor told the outlet.

During a press conference, London Fire Commissioner Andy Roe said the deadly blaze “has left everyone numb with profound sadness,” according to the Standard.

Police at the scene in Sutton, south London, where four children who are believed to be related have died following a fire at a house. Picture date: Friday December 17, 2021.
Police investigate the scene of the fire at a house in London.
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Forensic investigators work at the scene of the south London blaze.
Forensic investigators work at the scene of the south London blaze.
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“Fire crews arrived quickly and located the children inside the property,” he said. “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 counseling as a priority.”

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