No, but the house around the corner from us when I was twelve burnt down late one night. It was a very tragic thing-the family was very poor and could not afford electricity, so they were using candles as a light source, and the firemen said that a curtain had ignited. The horrible part was that four out of their six children died in the fire that night, one of them being my kid sister's best friend. I can still remember the low rumble of the firetrucks we all heard that night...my sister was very emotionally scarred by Skye's death and still to this day mentions it now and again. The only consolation anyone had over the whole thing was the belief that the children had gone on to a better place. :(
On a lighter note (sorry for the downer),
What exactly do the birds say when they are chirping to one another?