Her problem is that she is only 30 years old, so never got to watch Saturday morning cartoons showing dynamite getting lit and blowing up the Coyote or Yosemeti Sam. Well, it could have been worse: she might have mistaken a cannon for a candle, or a rocket, etc.
Most candles come with a big fat green wick.
Well, it's obviously not dark if you're lighting this with a match or lighter. Maybe she used one of those arc lighters, but I doubt it.