Merlin looked uncertain for a moment, almost wanting to stop him. But he kept remembering the dragon's warning, the thing that never let him fully trust the boy.
The guards were trying to move everyone further from the building while asking if anyone else was inside. Merlin tried to shoo them off, and finally just turned back to his wife and daughter, trying to make sure they were okay.
The firefighters and ambulance were crowding in next, swooping in to save the day.