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Bail cancelled after fireman's death

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. They say no further action will be taken against them at this time.

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Fire chief: 'Too early' to say what killed fireman

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:

It doesn't look like a building collapse or that he fell through any floors. The early indications are an absolutely massive, ferocious and sudden build up of heat.

But where that came from and what caused that we have got absolutely no idea at this stage. That's really the purpose of the investigation that we are now engaged in.

– Steve McGuirk

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