Residents cause apartment fire after using lighter to try to kill spider

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Battalion Chief Rob Pitt said the fire caused moderate damage to the apartment when one of the residents tried to burn a spider to kill it.

No injuries were reported from the blaze.

Wisegarver looked at the fire as a positive incident and said she and the two men were already thinking about moving out of the apartment, according to the Record Searchlight.

A man from California attempted to kill a spider using a torch lighter on Sunday, however, things didn't go to plan and it caused a fire at his apartment.

The building was damaged and residents will have to stay elsewhere for a while, but no one was hurt. Firefighters in Redding were called to a home in here someone had used a large torch lighter to fight back against a spider.

That's when Redding firefighters said the flaming arachnid scurried onto some bedding, which then caught fire.

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The residents attempted to put the fire out with a garden hose, but with no luck.

But Redding Fire Marshal Craig Wittner told BuzzFeed News that the spider attack is what tenants said they were doing.

Lyndsey Wisegarver, a carer of one of the residents, told the Statesman Journal the men were able to extinguish the blaze on the mattress, but not before it spread to the curtains and a flag collection.

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

A wolf spider waits for prey outside its hiding place.

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