Man sets house afire trying to kill spider with lighter, spray paint

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  1. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...oops.

    SEATTLE -- Fire officials say a West Seattle man was using a lighter and a can of spray paint to kill a spider in his laundry room when the house went up in flames.

    Fire crews were called to a home in the 10200 block of 34th Avenue SW just before 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

    Firefighters originally battled the blaze from a distance after learning there may be ammunition inside. Crews were eventually able to extinguish the fire, but not before it did significant damage to the structure.

    A man who lived at the home told fire officials he was trying to kill a spider in his laundry room using a can of spray paint and a lighter when the wall caught fire, according to Kyle Moore with the Seattle Fire Department. The man wasn't able to put the fire out himself, and he left the home when it began to spread.

    "I don't want to encourage people to do this, but that's what he did," Moore said. "The spider tried to get into the wall. He sprayed flames on the wall, lit the wall on fire, and that extended up to the ceiling."

    The man initially tried to put water on the fire, but he wasn't able to put it out and the blaze spread quickly spread into the attic.

    "There are safer, more effective ways to kill a spider than using fire," Moore said. "Fire is not the method to use to kill a spider."

    The building, which is a rental home, will cost roughly $40,000 to repair, Moore said. It will cost another $20,000 to repair or replace the contents of the home.

    As for the spider, Moore said: "I'm pretty sure the spider did not survive this fire. The whole wall went."

    The Red Cross is finding temporary housing for the man and a woman who lived with him.

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    I hate spiders
     
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    Breaking...spider seen outside of home and got away
     
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    Everybody knows if you want to make a blowtorch you use Lysol, not paint. Paint ignites and sticks to walls - Lysol instantly burns...no sticking.
     
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    that's absolutely something i would do.
     
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    gotta be a white guy.
     
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    It seems pretty effective to me
     
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    I once left my job on a hot summer day and while driving, a damn fly started flying around the inside of my truck. I kept rolling down the window so it can fly out only to be blasted with 110° heat, I almost hit it a dozen times and missed. Finally it landed on the windshield just below the visor right in front of me and I smacked it with my hand and cracked my windshield! I was so pissed, I almost crashed after that. :tantrum:
     
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    Fuck him! Let him sleep in the street!
     
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    A MAN did this? The pussification of America continues ..... :facepalm:
     
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    Renter...big shocker. Gotta be under 40. Afraid of a fucking spider.
     
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    ...can you imagine the guy standing there explaining to the fire department and the cops, "well there was this spider"... what a jackass. :jj:
     
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    Who lives in that house, Gary The Retard.
     
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    Obviously, a huge homo that is afraid of spiders. Did Wiggy clandestinely buy in the Seattle area?
     
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    50,000 years ago this moron woulda been eaten and never had a chance to breed.
    We're doomed as a society
     
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    Seems to be the appropriate response.

    Fuck spiders