By Matthew Roscoe •
Published: 17 Dec 2021 • 7:22
FOUR kids have tragically been killed at a house fire in Sutton, UK. At least eight fire engines were sent to the scene of the south London blaze on Thursday, December 16.
The four children – thought to be related – were treated by firefighters immediately after being pulled from the blaze, before being given CPR until London Ambulance Service crews arrived. However, sadly, after being taken to hospital, the children were pronounced dead.
At least 60 firefighters – equipped with breathing apparatus – tackled the blaze, which has ripped through the entire ground floor of the mid-terrace house on Collingwood Road, Sutton.
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.”
Assistant Director of Operations at London Ambulance Service Graham Norton said: “We were called at 7.10 pm tonight (December 16) to reports of a fire in Collingwood Road, Sutton.
“We sent a number of resources to the scene including ambulance crews, advanced paramedics, paramedics in fast response cars, incident response officers and members of our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART).”
Superintendent Rob Shepherd said: “At this very early stage the cause of the fire is unknown and will be investigated.”
Tributes were left at the scene by neighbours mourning at the tragic loss of lives.
No updates have been issued yet as to whether any further casualties were found.
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