Dally had brought Ponyboy and Johnny to Dairy Queen. Johnny said he wants to turn himself in to the police.
Dally started to drive them back to the church and is mad at Johnny's decision.
They come back to see that the church is on fire with children inside of it. They also realize it may have been their own fault. Then, Johnny and Ponyboy rush inside the church to try and save the children. Dally shouts at them to not go in but they do anyway.
All the children are saved by Johnny and Ponyboy but they come out injured. They are taken to the hospital.
Ponyboy lives and gets visited by Sodapop, Two-bit, and Darry.
But Johnny has been more severely injured and is not allowed to be visited.