Manchester hospital fire ‘caused by welding’

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    An investigation into a fire at a cancer research centre in Manchester has concluded that it was caused by welding work.

    The report says the blaze, which took place on 26 April 2017, started after hot debris from the roof of the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute fell down and set fire to cardboard and fabric.

    The company responsible for the work, Helix Roofing Ltd, said they “do not believe” they were responsible for the fire and “have seen no clear evidence” to persuade them otherwise.

    No one was injured in the incident at the Christie hospital building, which caused hundreds of thousands of pounds of damage.

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