We need to question the deaths of those fighting forest fires, such as in Arizona. Many people believe that the effort should be made to save structures, but otherwise forest fires should be allowed to burn themselves out. In fact, that is exactly the practice on the National Park Service.<quoted text> The fire departments in this area will not enter a house unless there is a claim of someone being inside. Even then the degree of the fire will still cause them to not enter. They just pull up outside, blow out the windows with 1000 gallon a minute hoses, and then go in afterwards to put out the embers. All wood truss commercial buildings have a big 'T' on the door. They lost a couple of guys some years ago down the street. If that 'T' is on the door they aren't going inside.
In the case of the World Trade Center, those on the upper floors could not be saved and the lives of the firefighters were lost needlessly. The culture of dashing into burning buildings without regard to personal safety is brave, but foolish.