The 27-year-old is being held on suspicion of child neglect after two sets of twins die in house fire.
The woman who has not been named has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect after four children, two sets of twin boys aged three and four died in the house fire in south London.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed that on Friday the woman remained in police custody.
At the time of the fire, there was nobody else inside the property apart from the four young boys.
Firefighters arrived at the house just before 7pm on Thursday but the blaze was already very well developed.
Thoughts and prayers are with the families of the loved ones of the four young children who have tragically died in a sutton house fire. It’s been confirmed their mother has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect after leaving them home alone. pic.twitter.com/seduEhZl2V— Trevor Sherwood (@TrevSherwoodPH) December 17, 2021
Sadly two sets of twins, ages four and ages three died, They were carried out of the house and given CPR by firefighters before being taken to two south London hospitals where they sadly died.
Deputy Commissioner Mills said: “On arrival, there were four children in the house. It’s a very traumatic event. They (firefighters) attended a very well-developed fire (and) got there in under three minutes. Second two machines within seven minutes.
“Entering a building and rescuing life is always a very difficult place to be. The age of the children (and) the fact they are so young will have a profound impact on them.”
The cause of the fire is currently “unknown” and fire investigation teams, alongside the Metropolitan Police, are trying to determine the cause, Mr Mills said.
LFB said eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters were sent to Collingwood Road.
The fire was under control by 8.36pm