LPD: Woman burning love notes from ex accidentally starts apartment on fire

Authorities cited a 19-year-old Lincoln woman for negligent burning after she reportedly started her apartment on fire while burning love letters from an ex.

Police said 19-year-old Ariauna Lillard was using a butane torch to burn the love letters when she put some of them on the floor and went to another room to take a nap. A few minutes later, police say she woke up to find smoke in her apartment.

Firefighters arrived at the complex near 46th and Meredith around 4:30 p.m. Monday and put the fire out.

The flames caused an estimated $4,000 in damage.



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