I started posting this in horrible news thread because what this family went through is indeed horrible news, but there's also a fair bit of p&c here.
This seems messy,
At some point going back into a burning building is completely futile and only going to result in more death, given that it's the job of the police to 'protect' including protecting you from yourself this seems appropriate - let the professionals with gear enter the building if viable.
On the other hand a parent who linked me this news said they'd rather die at least TRYING to save their child and would be very pissed if the police denied them that choice.
I'm not sure there's a "right" answer but I'd like to read the thoughts of others here.