I can only conclude someone has come up with a program to automatically replace British English (or this this case Australian_) with American English for the US market. I’m reading Old Magic, by Marianne Curley, and it contains the lines “He held a burning flashlight” and then “he raised the flashlight toward my face”.

The only problem is that those words come right after the characters have traveled back in time to AD 1252. A torch, maybe?