Following the news that Britney Spears accidentally burned down her home gym a few months ago, a source is speaking out about why the incident may have occurred. As ET reports, an insider explained that the singer loves candles, but is a little forgetful.

"During tough times in her life she always tells friends 'light a candle for me,'" the source revealed. "She has candles all over her house because she finds the scent and light calming when life gets stressful. Her fans always send her candles as gifts, because they know she loves to burn them at night and sit by candlelight."

Furthermore, the contact explained that the blaze is an example of why the singer’s loved ones are concerned about her.

"Her family worries because they know Britney can get distracted and forget," the source added. "These are all things she works on in therapy."

As previously reported, Spears opened up about the fire in a Wednesday Instagram post.

"I'm in my gym right now. I haven't been in here for like six months because I burnt my gym down, unfortunately," she explained in the video. "I had two candles and ... one thing led to another and I burned it down.”

Spears provided more information about how the incident happened in the caption of the post, which had received over 5.5 million views at press time.

She wrote: “It was an accident …. but yes …. I burnt it down [monkey covering his eyes emoji]. I walked past the door to the gym and flames [four fire emojis] BOOM !!!!!! By the Grace of God the alarm [siren light emoji] went off after that and yippy hoorah nobody got hurt [prayer hands emoji]. Unfortunately now I have only two pieces of equipment left lol and a one-sided mirror gym [three eye-rolling smiley emojis]!!!!! But it could be much worse so I’m grateful. Pssss I like working out better outside anyways [ five pink flower emojis] !!!!”

Spears has also been in the news recently due to her extended conservatorship. The singer, who has been under the protective measures since 2008, is powerless when it comes to finances and major life decisions. She was scheduled to have a court hearing in April in regard to her conservatorship, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, all of her temporary orders have now been extended until Aug. 22. Her new court date is set for July 22.

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Britney Spears attends the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on April 12, 2018. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images