We have yet another case of some numbnut using a lighter as a light source…and starting an inferno.
This one was the 19-year-old son of Karen Rhine. He couldn’t find the remote control, and it was under his bed. So, he thought a lighter could provide the needed light. Oh boy did it provide light, because it lit the mattress on fire. Then he tried to flip the mattress over to put out the fire, which caused everything to go up.
But the family wasn’t done making poor decisions. As they were running from the fire, in an attempt to prevent smoke damage, or something, they opened windows and propped open the door! That just gave the fire more fuel to make sure their house burned, including their dogs which were trapped inside.
If I were Karen Rhine, I would be doing some long, hard thinking about how my son grew to 19 years of age and hadn’t figured out that you don’t use a lighter to give more light.