Woman Sparks Apartment Fire After Burning Love Letters With Butane Torch

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
September 19, 2019US News
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Woman Sparks Apartment Fire After Burning Love Letters With Butane Torch
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LINCOLN, Neb.—Police in Nebraska said a 19-year-old woman sparked an apartment fire on Sept. 16 by burning love letters from her ex-boyfriend in her bedroom.

Police said the Lincoln woman used a butane torch to burn the letters and left some of them on the floor. She then went to another room to take a nap and awoke a short time later to find the carpet on fire.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire within minutes. Officials said the fire caused an estimated $4,000 in damage to the building. No one was injured.

The woman was cited for negligent burning.

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