Attempt to kill spider starts house fire in California
Jan 09 2018 by Kathy Alvarado
Residents of a Californian apartment block have been forced out of their homes after a man set the building on fire while trying to kill a spider by setting it alight.
Officials said the fire caused about Dollars 11,000 in damage and some apartments in the building were "uninhabitable" now.
The man used a torch-style lighter to try and kill the huge wolf spider after spotting it in the bedroom of his flat, said Lyndsey Wisegarver, a caregiver to the residents.
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'It was a huge wolf spider, ' Wisegarver said.
Fire officials say the blaze spread from the mattress to a collection of flags and curtains inside the bedroom.
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