Man sets home on fire after using blowtorch to kill spiders

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His spidey senses weren't working.

Black widow spiders are commonly found in populated areas in California, according to the University of California.

A man attempting to kill venomous spiders with a blowtorch likely caused a California house fire on Tuesday night, according to local media reports.

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No-one was injured and the man was the only person at home at the time, United States news outlet ABC13 reported.

The fire was lit by a man who was house-sitting at his parents' home.

Although the exact cause of the blaze is under investigation, firefighters believe the blowtorch was to blame.

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Almost 30 fire fighters from the Fresno Fire Department arrived at the home to help put out the fire.

Some social media users joked about the man's method of killing the spiders.

Well, this is not the first a person has accidentally set a house on fire.

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Lee Wilding, deputy fire marshal with the Fresno Fire Department told ABC News, he "just made a bad decision to use fire instead of insecticides to kill the spiders".

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