Man uses blowtorch to kill black widow spiders, sets home on fire, firefighters say

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Firefighters – Man Sets Home on Fire Trying to Kill Black Widow Spider with Blowtorch

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Before you even think it, no it wasn’t Florida. This time a man in California tried to scare black widow spiders in the only way he thought would work -- with a blowtorch, according to firefighters.

KFSN reported that the man, who has not been identified, was house-sitting for his parents.

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The man who was the novice spider killer made it out of the home and called the fire company.

Fire officials said no one was hurt in the two-alarm fire that burned the second story of the house and the attic, KFSN reported.

The cause hasn't officially been released, but firefighters believe it was the blowtorch, KFSN reported.

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