This paper discusses the background and basis behind a computer program developed by the author that incorporates a haptic feedback and audio interface into a visually interactive simulation of the structural response of buildings to fire. Structures are limited to steel in particular. The audio interface makes use of sonification and affective techniques while the haptic interface takes advantage of force feedback technology. The simulation is also meant to be holistic, qualitative, intuitive, temporal yet interactive. The primary innovation in this fire simulation system is the incorporation of audio and haptic feedback interaction into the usual visual interface.