Sutton fire live: Four tragic children dead in house fire despite frantic attempts to save them

Four young children have died in a house fire in South West London tonight despite frantic attempts to save them, authorities have confirmed.

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.

“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.”

MyLondon understands the children involved are all under the age of five.

Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters were called to the house fire on Collingwood Road in Sutton. The first fire crews on scene were faced with an intense blaze throughout the whole of the ground floor.

Firefighters in breathing apparatus entered the mid-terrace house and brought four young children out of the property.

They were given immediate CPR by firefighters at the scene, who continued to administer treatment to assist London Ambulance Service crews on arrival.

All four children were removed to hospital where, tragically and despite the efforts of all involved, were pronounced deceased.

The Brigade was called at 1855 and the fire was under control by 2036. Firefighters from Sutton and surrounding fire stations were at the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Photographs shared on social media show multiple emergency services vehicles in attendance at an incident reportedly unfolding on Collingwood Road.

The road is closed in both directions due to a “building fire from Bushey Road to Alexandra Avenue” according to traffic analytics website Inrix.

MyLondon has contacted Metropolitan Police Service for the latest information on the fire.

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