Nebraska Woman Starts Apartment Fire by Burning Love Letters With Torch

September 19, 2019

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On Monday afternoon in Lincoln, Nebraska, a 19-year-old woman started a fire in her apartment after she used a butane torch to burn a bunch of old love letters. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that she set some of the smoldering letters down on a carpet, took a nap and awoke to find said carpet on fire. The blaze was extinguished after causing some $4,000 in damage, and the woman was cited for negligent burning.