Man starts fire using 'blowtorch' to kill spider
Posted: July 17, 2014 - 2:00am

Debris from a fire remains in the yard next to the now boarded-up house where the night before a man used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Seattle. The makeshift blowtorch started a blaze that caused $60,000 worth of damage, Seattle fire officials said Wednesday. The man and his mother got out of the house, and no injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
SEATTLE (AP) — A man who used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider in his laundry room started a blaze that...

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