Practically, there was nothing to be done except let the fire burn itself out.
Advanced English Dictionary
+adverb 1 (especially spoken) almost; very nearly Synonym: VIRTUALLY practically empty / impossible + I meet famous people practically every day. + My essay is practically finished now. + With that crack in it, the vase is worth practically nothing. + There's practically no difference between the two options. - ALMOST 2 in a realistic or sensible way; in real situations: Practically speaking, we can't afford it. + It sounds like a good idea, but I don't think it will work practically. Compare: THEORETICALLY
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