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Man burns down home while trying to kill spider with homemade 'blowtorch'

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SEATTLE, Wash. -

Fire officials in Seattle say a man using a lighter and a can of spray paint to kill a spider inadvertently set his house on fire.

According to KOMO-TV, a man who lived at the house confirmed to firefighters that he was trying to kill a spider in his laundry room using a lighter when the wall caught fire.

The house, which was a rental, sustained about $40,000 worth of damage. It should cost another $20,000 to replace the contents of the home, the Seattle Fire Department said.

It's unclear if the spider survived the fire.

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