Wow! How horrible. So many times I try to tell my daughter how life can change in a blink of an eye when your least expecting it. She's 17, so she just rolls her eyes and says, "Oh mom, you just worry too much." I'm so glad that everyone there and all the animals were safe and sound from the fire. (((((BIG HUGS))))) being sent your way and if you need anything just holler.
Ps. We have a volunteer fire dept too. My hubby is part of it, and while just ordinary men during the day, they don't hesitate to become heroic firefighters when the need arises. Volunteer firefighters are amazing men. Cudos to them!!