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California man uses blowtorch to kill spiders, causes large fire at home belonging to parents

Posted at 5:54 AM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 08:59:23-04

FRESNO, Calif. – Black Widow spiders are scary, but angry parents might be worse.

Fire officials in Fresno responded to a two-alarm fire that they say was caused by a man who used a blowtorch to kill multiple black widow spiders he found in his parents home.

A total of 29 firefighters worked to put out the fire around 11 p.m. Wednesday. The fire caused heavy damage to the second story and attic.

Firefighters said the man made it out safely. According to firefighters, he was housesitting for his parents. He probably could have done a better job.