Man trying to kill spider sets apartment on fire - KMOV.com

Man trying to kill spider sets apartment on fire

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(Meredith) -- A California man who tried to kill a wolf spider with a torch lighter set his apartment ablaze in the process. 

The Redding Fire Department said the spider was covered in flames when it scurried to a nearby mattress, catching it on fire Sunday.

The fire spread to a flag collection and drapes in the bedroom, the Record Searchlight reports. 

Residents attempted to extinguish the flames with a garden hose but were unsuccessful. 

Though no one was injured, the fire caused $11,000 in damages and the residents will have to move out. 

The fire department posted a friendly reminder on its Facebook page, saying: "Call an exterminator if you have spiders...and don't try to burn them." 

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