Woman burning love letters sparks Nebraska apartment fire

Posted at 9:59 AM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 09:59:36-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It seems this love was too hot to handle.

Police in Lincoln, Nebraska said a 19-year-old woman sparked an apartment fire Monday by burning love letters from her ex in her bedroom.

Police said the 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. Police said she 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.