Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said it was with "great sadness" that it had to confirm a firefighter died while tackling a blaze in Manchester city centre.
Firefighter Stephen Hunt, from Philips Park Fire Station in Manchester, was part of the team responding to a blaze in Paul's Hair World in Oldham Street.
Stephen died, while his colleague remains in hospital with injuries not thought to be life threatening.
More top news
German police say a man drove a vehicle into people in a central square in the city of Heidelberg.
The London Mayor insisted he was "not saying that nationalists are somehow racist or bigoted" after outraging SNP supporters.
Weather conditions remain wet and windy through the weekend