You have probably seen that headline? Well, no one saw the woman spontaneously combust. That is pure press sensationalism because they are that stupid that they cannot just report a tragic story (latest is that police believe the woman may have set herself alight).
But here is the "more interesting" gutter press story:
It’s been reported that one man attempted to put her out with his jacket but by that time she was already badly injured.
She was rushed by helicopter to a hospital in the city of Lubeck where she remains in a critical condition.
“The victim has lived in Flensburg for a long time and has family here,” Ulrike Stahlmann-Liebelt, who is investigating the incident said.
Spontaneous human combustion (SHC) is the term used when a human body goes up in flames without an apparent external source of ignition.
Investigators haven’t ruled out whether the woman had actually set herself alight in a suicide attempt."
Oh, the lack of a follow-up should tell you a great deal.