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A firefighter exits the front of a heavily damaged two-story home in Hope Mills, N.C., on Tuesday. A Special Forces soldier died trying to rescue his two young daughters during a fire at the house. Edward Cantrell, Isabella Cantrell, 6, and Natalia Cantrell, 4, perished in the blaze. (Associated Press)

A firefighter exits the front of a heavily damaged two-story home in Hope Mills, N.C., on Tuesday. A Special Forces soldier died trying to rescue his two young daughters during a fire at the house. Edward Cantrell, Isabella Cantrell, 6, and Natalia Cantrell, 4, perished in the blaze. (Associated Press)

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