California man using blowtorch to kill spiders starts house fire

27 October, 2018, 19:53 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • A man reportedly used a blowtorch to kill black widow spiders at his parents home in northeast Fresno California

No one was injured during the fire.

Authorities say a man apparently set a California home on fire while using a blowtorch to kill spiders.

The young man also managed to escape the blaze which took place in the Woodward Lake housing development unscathed.

About 30 firefighters were able to quickly put out the fire, which was reported late Tuesday night (Wednesday NZ time), KWQC Channel 6 reports.

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A tenant accidentally set his house on fire after using a blowtorchto try to kill spiders.

Black widow spiders, among the world's deadliest arachnids, are commonly found in populated areas of California.

No-one was injured and the man was the only person at home at the time, United States news outlet ABC13 reported. Fresno Fire Department could not be reached by the Daily News for comment. (No word on the spiders.) The fire damaged the building's attic and second story.

"This is definitely not the preferred method to exterminate spiders in and around your home", said Mr Castillo.

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