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(From Belfast Telegraph)
Byline: Brian Huttonnewsdesk@belfasttelegraph.co.uk
STAFF at a sheltered housing complex in Belfast repeatedly silenced a fire alarm while a paralysed resident was burning to death in his bed, an inquest has been told.
John Collins (47), formerly known as Frederick Joseph Sweet, had been living in a one bedroom flat at Greenville Court, Bloomfield, for around 18 months at the time of his death.
Firefighter Gary Kernaghan told a Coroner's Court yesterday that when he arrived at the scene of the fire on August 31, 2001, Mr Collins was kneeling on his bed as three-feet tall flames licked around him.