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Residents try to kill spider with torch lighter, flaming spider starts apartment fire

Posted: 11:36 AM, Jan 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-09 16:36:04Z

REDDING, Calif. — An at-home extermination in California caused an apartment fire over the weekend. 

Redding firefighters said residents tried to kill a spider using a torch lighter. 

The flaming spider reportedly scurried onto some bedding, setting it ablaze.

Then the walls caught fire. 

The building was damaged and residents will have to stay elsewhere for a while, but no one was hurt. 

Firefighters put the fire out in about 15 minutes.