Do I feel sorry for this guy that he lost everything? yes, but it was his own damn fault and he brought it on himself.
On a side note: Not sure exactly how far from my area this part of TN is, but in most parts of North Alabama there is a burn ban in effect until the end of October, due to the dryness of the region. By allowing his grandson to burn trash in barrels ridiculously close to his house, this guy may have committed an illegal act.
I guess my main point is, there should be consequences for stupid
I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.
I burn trash at my place all the time. I have a "burn pit" that is located about 100 feet away from the back of my house. I always stand by with a hose, just in case.
Basic common sense and a few simple precautions could have kept the fire from reaching the house.