Man burns down own apartment trying to kill spider with fire

10 January, 2018, 01:35 | Author: Rita Burton
  • Report Man Attempting to Kill Spider Sets Apartment on Fire Causes $11,000 in Damages

In an effort to kill it, the resident set the arachnid ablaze with a torch lighter. Wolf spiders are venomous insects that have hairy bodies and can be more than 1-inch long.

Lyndsey Wisegarver, a caregiver for one of the men living in the apartment, said one a man tried to kill the spider in an upstairs bedroom.

The man's actions caused considerable damage to the apartment, but there was no information on whether the spider survived. Firefighters extinguished the flames in the bedroom in 20 minutes - before it engulfed the entire building.

Residents did attempt putting out the fire with a garden hose but were unsuccessful, AJC.com quotes fire officials.

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They caught the bedding on fire, which spread to the walls of the apartment.

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. Firefighters ended up extinguishing the blaze, which caused about $11,000 in damage and rendered the townhouse uninhabitable, Battlion Chief Rob Pitt told KRCR.

Wisegarver said the flames soon spread to the apartment's drapes and a flag collection. "We'll make it work", she told the news outlet.

Wolf spiders are not poisonous, and although they are typically non-aggressive, they will bite if they feel provoked.

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