Any one out there had any tragic fires on holidays? Yesterday we had a house fire and a mother of 2 girls was killed, luckily the 2 girls were not at home, but the one returned home to find her house destroyed and her mother dead. This is probably the most tragic fire our department has had in a long time, if not ever. We had a snow storm which made it hard to respond, we had about 2 feet of snow dumped in a matter of a day. And the house was fully involved. I was on the first crew and we tried to enter but the ceiling joints and stairwell was already burned through. At first they said they had possibly 3 people trapped, later the daughters where located, safe. I could not imagine a tragity like this to happen to me or my family. I felt so helpless, when we couldn't make it in, and they pulled us out and just made an exterior attack. can anyone relate.