Man burns down home while trying to kill spider with homemade ‘blowtorch’

Man burns down home while trying to kill spider with homemade 'blowtorch' (Image 1)
Man burns down home while trying to kill spider with homemade 'blowtorch' (Image 1)

Fire officials in Seattle say a man using a lighter and a can of spray paint to kill a spider inadvertently set his house on fire.

According to KOMO-TV, a man who lived at the house confirmed to firefighters that he was trying to kill a spider in his laundry room using a lighter when the wall caught fire.

The house, which was a rental, sustained about $40,000 worth of damage. It should cost another $20,000 to replace the contents of the home, the Seattle Fire Department said.

It’s unclear if the spider survived the fire.

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