Man sets Northeast Fresno home on fire after using blowtorch to kill spiders

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Disclaimer: Don't try this at home.

Fresno Fire says a man who was house-sitting for his parents set the home on fire after he used a blowtorch to kill black widows.

Yes, you read that right.

Thankfully, firefighters say no one was injured in the fire and the man who initially called them made it out safely.

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

29 firefighters responded to the two-alarm fire and were able to put it out. Fire crews say the second-story and the attic of the home were damaged.

Although the exact cause has not been determined, fire crews believe the blowtorch is to blame.
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