Valentine's Day is a special time for many and the desire to make it more memorable is often strong. Starting a fire in a store filled with Valentine's Day items may seem like a passionate and exciting act.

However, it is important to remember that lighting an unplanned fire carries serious consequences and should never be taken lightly. It's crucial to carefully consider your motivations before taking such drastic action and be prepared to face the consequences.

@greedygass via TikTok
@greedygass via TikTok

What happened?

An Illinois Walmart had to be evacuated and temporarily closed after an arson fire broke out inside the store, right by Valentine's Day merchandise.

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I'm not condoning to setting a fire inside a store for any reason. It's a serious crime that carries severe consequences and should never be taken lightly. Not only does it put lives and property at risk, but it can also result in serious legal trouble.

@miguelsbackupp12 via TikTok
@miguelsbackupp12 via TikTok

What if it was done with unbridled passion?

If it was there are both risks and rewards involved in setting a fire inside a Walmart on Valentine's Day. If this were somebody's attempt to get the attention of a lover, while starting a fire may create a memorable moment, it's just a bad idea.

Instead of taking this dangerous route, there are many other ways to make Valentine's Day special and memorable, such as going on a romantic date, giving a thoughtful gift, or simply spending quality time with your loved one.

Videos Of The Fire

I found two videos with different perspectives of the fire inside Walmart in Waukegan.

The second video is much more extreme.

[WARNING: NSFW language in video below.]

No injuries related to the fire were reported and the incident is still under investigation, per reports.

While the idea of starting a fire on Valentine's Day may seem tempting, it is important to remember the potential consequences and consider safer and more responsible alternatives to make the holiday special. This Valentine's Day, find safe ways to show your love and appreciation for your special someone.

[h/t Lake & McHenry County Scanner]

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