Montag and Mildred call their neighbors over for a gathering. Montag starts a conversation by turning off the TV. The ladies talk about their families as if they were negligible. Then, Montag starts to read a poem aloud that gets everybody angry.
Montag was hanging around the firehouse playing poker when the alarm went off. Montag realized that the house they were called to was his. Montag, Beatty, and some other firemen travel to Montag's house and Beatty orders Montag to burn down the house. Montag listens to Beatty and begins to burn it down with a flamethrower.
Beatty finds the earpiece that Faber had given to Montag. Beatty then breaks the earpiece and orders Montag under arrest. Out of anger, Montag burns Beatty to death and knocks out the other firemen, but eventually gets stabbed by the mechanical hound.