Firefighters Warn: 'Please Don't Use A Blowtorch To Kill Spiders'


Thursday, October 25th 2018, 2:04 pm
By: News 9


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

KFSN-TV reports 29 firefighters were called to a Fresno 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. The damage to the 4,000-square foot home was extensive, reports CBS Los Angeles.

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

A union for Fresno firefighters tweeted, "Please don't use a blowtorch to kill spiders."

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

A union for Fresno firefighters tweeted, "Please don't use a blowtorch to kill spiders."

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

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

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