Although Rebecca Motte didn't start the fire, she provided the needed ingredient. She helped set fire to her own home. Now, why would she do such a thing? Well, her home situated high above Charleston, South Carolina, was ideally suited for a fort. So, the British moved her out. They moved in. But, not for long. The Patriots needed the British out. They planned to burn the house. Rebecca wanted her home back so badly that it did not matter if it burned. So, she provided the fire arrows for the task. The British moved out quickly. The Patriots moved in even more quickly, saving most of the house from destruction. For their efforts, Rebecca served them a meal in her reclaimed house.