Support and condolences for the family of heroic firefighter Stephen Hunt, who died tackling a Northern Quarter blaze, continue to pour in as mourners leaves messages in an Oldham Street condolence book.
The fire started at Paul’s Hair World in the Northern Quarter on Saturday and took more than 24-hours to extinguish.
The death of the firefighter was a shock to the community and many people felt compelled to write messages of support to the family.
“It’s so sad and so tragic; he was so brave and must have been a great guy,” said 30-year-old Carlie.
Brenda Cullinan, 58, revealed she knows many firefighters and believes they can be underappreciated.
She said: “I’m devastated by what’s happened, I have friends who are firefighters and I know how dangerous their work is,” said Brenda.
Jo Kelly, 28, who works in the area, said: “The Northern Quarter is such a big part of my life. It’s awful that someone has lost their life trying to save the area.
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“The fact that there’s a book of condolences is fantastic.”
“I signed the book to show respect to his bravery and to pass on my condolences to the family.”
If you wish to write a message, the condolence book is in the MFRS Community Event Vehicle has been set up to allow members of the public a quiet place to gather for reflection opposite Afflecks Palace on Oldham Street.