Firefighters: Calif man used blowtorch to kill spiders, set parents house on fire.


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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man apparently set a Fresno home on fire while using a blowtorch to kill spiders.

KFSN-TV reports that 29 firefighters were called to the Woodward Lake housing development Tuesday night to put out a two-alarm blaze.

Authorities say a man was house-sitting for his parents when he tried to kill black widow spiders with a blowtorch. He got out safely but the home's attic and second story were damaged.

Although the exact cause of the blaze is under investigation, firefighters believe the blowtorch was to blame.

There's no word on what happened to the spiders.


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Years ago, I remember a guy in San Diego tried to get rid of bugs, so he bought about 20 of bug bombs. He literally blew up his apartment and woke up his sleepy neighbors at 8:00 am. He is fine, but I am sure his pride is bruised.