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Police have cancelled the bail on two teenage girls arrested in connection with the death of firefighter Stephen Hunt, who was killed tackling a blaze in Manchester city centre.
Mr Hunt, 38, was part of a team tackling the fire on the city's Oldham Street when he and a colleague got into trouble. Both were rescued, but the father-of-two later died in hospital.
A spokesperson from Greater Manchester Police said: "Following an assessment of the initial information gathered and the accounts the two girls have provided, a decision has been made to take no further action against them at this time."
The family of the firefighter killed tackling a blaze in Manchester last night say he was "an old fashioned gentleman who lived to serve his country".
Stephen Hunt, 38, was part of a team tackling the fire on the city's Oldham Street when he and a colleague got into trouble. Both were rescued, but the father of two later died in hospital.
Two 15-year-old girls arrested earlier on suspicion of manslaughter have been released on bail. ITV News reporter Ben Chapman reports.
A Manchester fire chief said it was "too early" to say what led to firefighter Stephen Hunt's death as he tackled a blaze in the city yesterday.
Steve McGuirk, county fire officer for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, said:
Two 15-year-old girls arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after the death of firefighter Stephen Hunt in Manchester have been bailed until September, Greater Manchester Police have said.
The family of firefighter Stephen Hunt, who was killed tackling a blaze in central Manchester yesterday, have paid tribute to him:
Eight fire crews remain in Manchester City Centre at the scene of a fire which tragically claimed the life of a Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) firefighter.
The fire is still smouldering but crews have brought it under control and two aerial platforms, jets and ground monitors are being used to get plenty of water onto the building.
Parts of Tib Street and Oldham Street are closed off and roads in the area remain closed.
Footage has emerged on Youtube showing Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service battling with a blaze in Oldham Street Manchester, where firefighter Stephen hunt later died.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said: "A joint investigation into the cause of the fire is underway and two 15-year-old girls have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter".
Granada crews were on the scene yesterday as firefighters tackled the blaze on Oldham Street in Manchester city centre.