The fire spread from the O’Learys’ barn to the yards nearby. Soon it was spreading throughout the neighborhood. William Lee, a neighbor a block away, saw the fire and ran to Bruno Goll’s drugstore to turn in the fire alarm. Bruno Goll refused to turn in the alarm because he said the fire truck had already gone past. So instead of arguing, Lee went home to his family. At the courthouse the lookout on duty saw smoke, but thought nothing of it, thinking it was just Saturday's fire and there was no reason to be alarmed. Then he looked up and noticed it was a different fire and had his assistant strike the Box 342 for the fire department. Soon fire trucks were at the scene and attempted to put out the fire. The fire department’s Chief Marshal, Robert A. Williams got the engines to circle the fire to contain it. They got as close to the fire as they could until their arm hair was being burned and their
Johnny Cade, the boy who saved a lot of kids from the burning church died in the year of 1965. He was only 16 years old, and he was born March 1, 1949. He saved at least four to five kids in the burning church. He died because he tried to save all the kids from the burning church but he got burnt trying to save all the kids. A piece of the roof caught on fire and fell on his back, his back was really burnt.
One man saw the fire and tried to get someone to use the fire box to get the fire department to send a fire truck. Sadly he had no such luck in notifying them. Fire boxes were boxes located on the street corner for people to use to alert the closest fire department, because telephones were not commonly available at that time. The other man just insisted that a fire truck had probably already been called and was on its way. The fire was so destructive because there were many mistakes and dangerous
Well first of all, who was involved in this dangerous fire? Ponyboy Curtis and Johnny, members of the Greasers gang, were the real heroes of this tragic event. They were charged with the murder of Robert Sheldon and ran away from the crime scene. They got help from Dallas Winston when he gave them a gun and $50. He also was at the fire when he came to take the two boys home. School teachers were also present, called the ambulance, and went with Johnny and Ponyboy to the hospital. The man tried running in after the boys but couldn't make it through the window. Unfortunately, Dally was shot by the police and Johnny died in the hospital from his injuries from the fire. These two boys risked their own lives to help 8-year-olds that were stuck inside the burning church.
The 16 and 14 year old boys who had killed a young 17 year old boy were supposenly hidding from the authoratises at the church and when they came back from having lunch they saw the fire and rushed to go save the children without thinking since they think that they had caused the fire in the first place and werent there to stop it.
Ponyboy says, “ I'll get them, don´t worry!... I hadn´t realized Johnny had been right behind me all the way¨. (91 - 92). Because Johnny and Ponyboy knew that they must have caused the fire, the young boys decide to run in, like a knight running into battle, to risk their lives and save the little kids from being harmed. Sadly, not everyone made it out safely. The church caved in before Johnny could escape.
Also after Dally visted them and took them out for a meal when they came back there were people at the church and the church was on fire. The people there were worried about a couple kids that were still stuck in the building. So Johnny and Ponyboy and Dally went in the building to save them. Johnny wasn’t as lucky as Ponyboy in injuries. When Johnny tried to get out of the building the roof caved in and came down on him.
Dally saved Johnny from the church fire. Johnny and Ponyboy were helping get the kids out of the burning church, when the roof caved in, so Johnny threw Ponyboy out of the window. Johnny was then hit by a piece of timber from the roof and fell. Dally ran into the church and pulled Johnny out. “‘He burned one arm pretty badly, though, trying to drag the other kid out the window…' “ Dally saved Johnny out of selflessness.
Johnny and Ponyboy didn’t think twice about going into the fire. They went into the fire because they thought that they were the cause of the fire. They ran into save the kids that a woman was screaming for. They found the kids that were trapped in the fire and they rescued them by lifting a kid one by one out of a window. During the saving, Ponyboy passes out because of all of the smoke he was inhaling and Johnny got a beam that was on fire on top of him.
Curtis is locally known as a hero here in Tulsa, Oklahoma, along with Johnny Cade, 16, who recently passed, due to spinal injuries. Both Ponyboy and Johnny risked their lives to save 6 children from a burning church unharmed. Unfortunately Johnny Cade received a terrible burn on his backside resulting in permanent spinal damage and recently died of injuries.
Well running away they are reunited with Dallas later they cross paths with a burning church action must be taken to safe some kids traped inside. Ponyboy goes into the church Johnny chooses to follow. They save the children but at a terrible praise Johnny is crushed by a rafter beam and breaks his back, Dallas and Ponyboy are also burned. Because they saved the kids, they became heroes; but that does very little to help Johnny who was put in critical care. When he hears of this Ponyboy becomes upset with himself for allowing Johnny to follow him. Well both Dallas and Johnny are in the hospital the whole gang become scared for them but ponyboy takes it the hardest this is displayed when they said “We both begged and pleaded.(119)” because they were unable to see Johnny. After Johnny’s health worsens Ponyboy goes into denial refusing to expect it. Ponyboy feels more guilty when it becomes clear Johnny will not make it this is inferred when it is written that ”He was pale as the pillow and looked
The fire has injured three young heroes, it all happened when five children somehow escaped from there guardians. They entires the fearful church expecting it to be enjoyable when it was quite ghastly.The names are Ponyboy Curtis and Johnny Cade, two young adults living on the lower class side of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Despite their heroic deeds, the three boys didn’t remain unscathed. After saving all the children and narrowly escaping the flaming building, the teens were immediately rushed into the closest hospital. The doctors have reported that Ponyboy Curtis was released shortly after a quick check-up, as he only acquired a few burns and a large bruise. However, Winston and Cade remained in the hospital’s care for further recovery. Albeit Winston suffered from a large burn on one side of his arm, it was diagnosed that it would fully heal by two or three days. Whereas Cade, who was struck by a falling piece of burning timber, weren’t as fortunate. Covered in third-degree burns and paralyzed the waist-down, he had a low chance of survival.
Glenn Cunningham was only eight years old when the accident had happened. Before school every morning, he always arrived early to heat up the room by putting a light fuel oil called kerosene in the coal stove. One morning when he had arrived to school, he went to put the kerosene in the stove and there was an accident. Someone had wrongly added gasoline to the kerosene and when the gasoline was added to the stove, the whole school had caught on fire. Nobody else had been at the school until the teacher had arrived for work and noticed the flames. She knew for sure that Cunningham was inside of the school and when she had found him he was barely alive. Cunningham was pulled out of the fire and rushed to the nearest hospital.