- A teen accidentally started a fire burning love letters, police said.
- The 19-year-old was trying to burn old letters with a butane torch, but couldn’t get a flame to start, according to KETV.
- Instead, she went to sleep in a different room. She soon woke up to smoke and a small fire.
- Police and fire officers were called to her apartment.
- She was cited for negligent burning.
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A 19-year-old woman, whose identity was not released, started a small fire around 4:30 p.m. while burning old letters from an ex-partner, according to a Facebook post from police.
In her bedroom, not far from her mattress, the 19-year-old attempted to light the letters on fire using a butane torch, according to KETV. However, the old documents would not catch flame so she set them on the carpeted ground.
Then, the 19-year-old left her bedroom to take a nap in the living room, KETV reported.
She soon awoke so smoke and flames, the LPD Facebook post said.
Lincoln police and fire officers were called to the scene to put out the flames. No one was injured, but the fire ultimately caused $US4,000 worth of damage to the apartment, police said. The 19-year-old was cited with negligent burning.
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