Man Sets House on Fire Trying to Kill a Large Spider

  • Man Sets House on Fire Trying to Kill a Large Spider

Man Sets House on Fire Trying to Kill a Large Spider

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire before it spread to other units, but it still caused an estimated $11,000 in damages.

Lyndsey Wisegarver, who is the care giver for one of the men who lives in the building, said it was a "huge wolf spider".

- A California man accidentally set his apartment on fire while trying to kill a spider, authorities say.

Although no one was injured in the blaze, residents have been forced out of their homes.

The attempt turned to disaster, however, when the flaming spider fled into a mattress, setting it on fire.

The residents then tried to put out the fire with a garden hose but were unable to.

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Ms Wisegarver and the two men living in the apartment were told it was uninhabitable and that they would have to find another place to live.

When firefighters arrived to the burning building, they could see smoke coming out of the first and second-story windows.

She told the newspaper they had been keen to move out anyway.

The Redding Fire Department said that they do not yet have an official designation for what started the fire and will investigate the claim about the spider.

"We'll make it work", she said, the Searchlight reported.