Fire station’s tribute to a fallen hero

A police officer lays tributes at the scene of a fire at Paul's Hair World in Oldham Street, Manchester, where firefighter Stephen Hunt, 38, was killed
A police officer lays tributes at the scene of a fire at Paul's Hair World in Oldham Street, Manchester, where firefighter Stephen Hunt, 38, was killed
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FIRE stations across Wigan borough paid tribute to a Manchester colleague who was killed on duty this week.

Stephen Hunt was part of a team responding to a fire at Paul’s Hair World in Manchester when he and a colleague got into difficulties at the weekend.

Sadly, the 38-year-old died as a result of his injuries.

A number of firefighters from Wigan attended the scene too, including borough commander Steve Sheridan.

He said: “It’s a very tough and upsetting incident for all members of staff. It’s a very dangerous job.

“It brings back home the immense dedication that firefighters have 24 hours a day.

“The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Wigan go out to Stephen’s family, friends and colleagues.”