I have no evidence that lenders are out torching homes instead of foreclosing on them, but then again I bet I could get an unnamed source to opine that it's possibly a dangerous trend...I can arrange that.
Hell, I'll go farther, and assert categorically, without a shred of evidence, and pseudonymously to boot, that it's happening now, it's a huge problem, and it's only going to get a lot worse before it gets better.
It doesn't have to be true. That's the beauty of it. It's truthy in a good way. Spread the word.