One evening when Peyton Mae was driving home from a camping trip with her friends , she swerved off the rode and down the hill side trying to avoid crashing into the oncoming car.
Peyton was later found on the side of the hill and brought to the hospital. Although she slipped into a coma for several days when she awoke the doctors informed her that she had suffered injuries to both her hind brain and her hypothalamus from the fall.
She was finally released from the hospital a week after her accident. And on that day once she returned home, whilst cooking some mac and cheese she suddenly discovered she now had the ability to control and create fire as well as air.
Peyton didn't know what to do with her discovery, she was in complete shock. Then it hit her like a ton of bricks after seeing a police car pass. She could help enforce the law also.
Peyton took on the alias of blowtorch due to the fact that she could enhance the power of her fire with the air from her other hand. With this she tries to keep peace within her city.
Even though the experience of her accident was traumatic blowtorch made the best of her situation and decided to use her powers to help others in danger