Boyfriend Tries To Be Romantic With Candles, Ends Up Burning His House Down

Boyfriend Tries To Be Romantic With Candles, Ends Up Burning His House Down
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

When a boyfriend tried to romantically welcome his girlfriend home from a trip visiting family in Latvia, his plan backfired.

He scattered flowers, chilled champaign and an array of candles on the bedroom floor — which lit the whole house on fire.

Amanj Issen spelled out his girlfriend’s name in tea lights and waited excitedly by the front door for her to arrive home.

Issen’s girlfriend, Jana Stankeviciute, called him when she was a few minutes away and asked if he could help her with her bags.

Suddenly, Issen heard a loud bang and ran upstairs to find his bedroom filled with flames and smoke.

The bedroom received the most damage, but the rest of the house suffered too, and now the couple must look for a new place to live.

Stankeviciute, 24, was still moved by the gesture, even though she couldn’t see it firsthand:

The first thing she said to me [after the fire] was ‘I’m just glad you are OK.’ Then I showed her the picture of the candles and she said ‘wow.’ She really loved it.

Issen, a 29-year-old builder, was shocked that such small candles could lead to such a large catastrophe.

Fireman Paul Nash, however, says tea lights can reach “extremely high temperatures” and can “quickly melt into the material and … cause a fire” if placed directly onto a combustible or plastic surface.

Issen says he wants to repeat the romantic gesture, but perhaps with just chocolates and flowers this time.

1407709523098_Image_galleryImage_PICS_SHOWS_House_Fire_In_

1407710127150_Image_galleryImage_PICS_SHOWS_House_Fire_In_

1407710141841_Image_galleryImage_PICS_SHOWS_House_Fire_In_

1407709516598_wps_7_PICS_SHOWS_House_Fire_In_

1407710003727_Image_galleryImage_PICS_SHOWS_House_Fire_In_

H/T: Daily Mail, Photos Courtesy: Jim Bennett

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Alexia LaFata

Alexia is a Writer for Elite Daily and one of the most inquisitive people you will ever meet. Currently a senior at Boston College, Alexia is really bad at movies (except documentaries because she obsessively watches those), controlling her portion sizes, being appropriately affectionate towards animals, tweeting, and hiding her feelings. She's a classic ENFJ who was once described as "painfully enthusiastic" -- and is still mulling over it. You can e-mail her at alafata@elitedaily.com or check out more of her writing at http://alexialafata.com. Or do both.

More In World

World John Haltiwanger

Slavery Still Exists In The US, You Just Can’t See It

Prior to the Civil War and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, slavery was a very common and accepted aspect of American society. Indeed, slavery was practiced unabashedly for hundreds of years. During this period, it would not have been uncommon to encounter slaves working openly on farms and plantations in many parts of the […]

World Sean Levinson

Scientists May Have Found A Way To Cure Hearing Loss

A cure for hearing loss may have been found by researchers who were able to completely restore the sense in partially deaf mice. Hearing loss emerges when the connection between the ear’s hair cells and nerve cells becomes damaged due to aging or noise exposure. Scientists from the University of Michigan led by Dr. Gabriel […]

World Emily Arata

Fox News Host Says Young Women Should Stay On Tinder Instead Of Voting

While most of the political world encourages Millennials to vote, Fox News would like to “excuse” young women from voting. During Tuesday’s episode of “The Five,” analyst Kimberly Guilfoyle said younger women shouldn’t have to vote because they’re too busy spending time on Tinder and being “healthy and hot.” In case you were wondering, that’s […]

World Emily Arata

Face-ism: How Much You Trust Someone Is Based Simply On Looks

Race and personality aren’t the only factors affecting your impression of someone. The face is important, too. Dr. Christopher Olivola and his research team asked people to give their thoughts about variations of the same face, after changing its bone structure and features. He found people are most often drawn to faces with feminine features and […]

Also On Elite

Women

20 ‘Pieces Of Advice’ All Independent Women Are Tired Of Hearing

Women grow up in a paradox. No, not a bubble. A paradox. Like a bubble, however, it keeps us from ever really moving anywhere, swaying ever so gently back and forth, up and down and eventually popping under all the pressure. From the time we’re small girls, people tell us to be weak and strong. They […]

Humor

Kid Proves Why You Never Let Your Guard Down During A Fight (Video)

If you’ve watched Bas Rutten’s tutorial for surviving a bar fight as many times as I have, then you already know there’s one thing to remember above everything else when you find yourself engaged in a tussle: Never look away. There might be an unwritten rule against sucker punching someone on the side of the […]

World

A 2,500-Year-Old Mummy Was Found Buried With A Container Of Weed

Russian scientists believe that an ancient being found under ice about 10 years ago used to smoke marijuana to alleviate the pain caused by her breast cancer. The mummy, known as the Siberian Ice Maiden, was discovered in a tomb within the country’s Altai Mountains in 1993 She lived about 2,500 years ago but has been […]