I have the same problem, and i have version 1,6. I can remember that when i bought Laxius force 1, that it was a little bit tricky to touch the flame, but i cant remember what it was.
EDIT: I found out what was wrong. It was that i played LF1 over one more time, and i havent trigered the quest about holding hands on the fire. So right now i am in chapter four in LF1 for the fourth time, and building up some good savefiles, with all done