(KCEN) -- Flags across Bryan-College Station are at half staff for Lt. Eric Wallace and Lt. Greg Pickard.
Two firefighters who lost their lives Friday night.
Two others are in stable condition at a hospital in Galveston.
As a member of the Knights of Columbus for most of his life, Anthony Vistivo watched his community hall turn to ruble but that wasn't the worst part.
"It hit pretty hard, I knew it was bad."
Thirty-six-year-old Lieutenant Eric Wallace and 54-year-old Lt. Greg Pickard both lost their lives in the blaze.
While fighting the fire, the roof collapsed on Wallace and a group of firefighters went in to save him.
In that group was Lt. Pickard, 30-year-old Rickey Mantey and 21-year-old Mitchell Moran.
There has only be one other death in the 141-year-old fire department until now.
Fire Chief Randy McGregor says, "The passing of Lt. Wallace completely overwhelmed us. As the news came out about Lieutenant Pickard's passing I can't describe to you what this organizations passing."
He said Lt. Wallace's life revolved around the station. A twelve year veteran who headed community side projects.
He's survived by his wife Brandie and five kids ranging from 16 years to 11 months.
With 32 years of experience Lt. Pickard was a leader at the station, a role model with a great sense of humor.
He is survived by his wife Susie, two children and three grandchildren.
Rickey Mantey and Mitchell Moran are in stable condition at the UT Medical Branch Burn Unit in Galveston. Doctors say they're optimistic.
A bit of good news for a community that's already lost so much.
There will be a candle light vigil at the Merrill Green Football Stadium next to Bryan High School tonight at 6:30.