He probably would have been better off to invest in a flyswatter.

Instead, the renter of a Seattle house tried to kill a spider with a homemade blowtorch—a can of spray paint and a lighter—and ended up setting the house on fire.

According to firefighters, “flames quickly spread through the room and into the attic. The fire reportedly caused $40,000 damage to the structure (plus) $20,000 worth of contents.”

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