Man Sets Fire To Apartment Trying To Kill Spider

Man Sets Fire To Apartment Trying To Kill Spider

Man Sets Fire To Apartment Trying To Kill Spider

The fire reportedly caused roughly $11,000 in damage, officials estimated.

The man tried to kill the arachnid using a propane torch after spotting it in his bathroom in Redding, California.

"It was a huge wolf spider", Lyndsey Wisegarver, a caregiver to one of the residents of the apartment that caught fire, said.

A man set fire to a spider in the Redding apartment with a torch lighter, reported The Record Searchlight.

The residents will have to stay somewhere else for the time being because the building has been deemed structurally unsound.

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With the eight-legged creature ablaze it scurried onto a nearby mattress, catching it on fire, she said.

"And it was such an interesting comment that it grew legs and spread like wildfire", he said, adding that the fire department's investigation remains ongoing. Wolf spiders are venomous insects that have hairy bodies and can be more than 1-inch long.

The residents tried to put the fire out with a garden hose, but were unsuccessful, fire officials said. Firefighters extinguished the flames in the bedroom in 20 minutes - before it engulfed the entire building. "We'll make it work", she told the news outlet.

I hate spiders as much as the next person, but if I happen to run into spiders I'm going to take my chances and step on them instead of trying to kill it with fire. Why?

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