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    Oops! Man Tries to Kill Spiders With Blowtorch, Ends up Setting His Home on Fire

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    What do people with arachnophobia say when they see a gigantic scary spider? We can guess it’s something like “Burn it… burn it with fire!!!” But while some only joke about it, one Arizona man really did it. He only wanted to get rid of unwanted creepy crawlers underneath his mobile home but accidentally sparked a huge trailer fire.

    Using a propane torch, a man from Tucson, Arizona, tried to remove spiders and their webs from underneath his mobile home on October 15. However, something went wrong, and the trailer caught on fire, forcing the man and an elderly woman out of it during the night.

    According to local media reports, it took 11 minutes for the Tucson fire brigade of 23 firefighters to put out the blaze. There were no injuries reported except for the woman who suffered some bruising when she was evacuated from the burning home by her son and neighbors.

    The cause of the fire is still under investigation, although officials strongly suspect the man with a blowtorch of starting it. The total cost of the damage to the mobile home from the fire is yet to be determined by investigators.

    Jokes about burning down a house just to kill an eight-legged nightmare have been popular online for a while; however, it should be noted that there are safer, more effective and humane ways to get rid of a spider than using an open flame.

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