Debris from a fire fills the backyard next to the now boarded-up house where the night before a man used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Seattle. The makeshift blowtorch started a blaze that caused $60,000 worth of damage, Seattle fire officials said Wednesday. The man and his mother got out of the house, and no injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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Debris from a fire fills the backyard next to the now boarded-up house where the night before a man used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Seattle. The makeshift blowtorch started a blaze that caused $60,000 worth of damage, Seattle fire officials said Wednesday. The man and his mother got out of the house, and no injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Man starts fire using ‘blowtorch’ to kill spider

The Associated Press

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SEATTLE — A man who used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider in his laundry room started a blaze that caused $60,000 worth of damage, Seattle fire officials said Wednesday.

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