"The blistering flames rising above the house were just waving goodbye to everyone who was watching. And even for those not watching it was a piece of history dropping to its knees before disappearing forever." (pg191) Burning a house doesn't only harm the people inside of it but also the memories created within it.
When I saw my house burnt to ashes, I did not know what to feel. My wife just left me, I have betrayed my boss and my former friends, and Beatty is threatening to kill me and Faber. No. This has gone too far. I will run. With the books. this is my fate.