Home damaged after man uses blowtorch to kill black widow spiders

Man accidentally sets house on fire after using a blowtorch to kill black widow spiders

The man who was trying to kill the spiders with flames was house-sitting for his parents.

The man was house-sitting for his parents in Fresno, California, when he noticed a number of unsafe spiders in the home, according to officials. He got out safely, but the home's attic and second story were damaged.

Firefighters believe the blowtorch ignited some flammable material through a crack in the bricks.

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The Times report said he told firefighters he used a blowtorch to the spiders and remove their webs from a brick surface on the exterior of the home.

The house fire happened Tuesday night at a home in the Woodward Lake housing development.

He accidentally created a massive blaze that required 23 firefighters and completely gutted his house.

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Local media TV station KFSN reported 29 firefighters were called to the property in Fresno, California.

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

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