Welsh man sets house on fire while trying to kill spider

A Seattle man basically did the same thing in July.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   Aug. 7, 2014 at 9:37 AM

BRIDGEND, Wales, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A man from Wales apparently doesn't read UPI.com...

A Bridgend resident set his home on fire while trying to kill a spider by setting it ablaze. The man sprayed the spider with an aerosol can and then lit it up. The fire got out of control and 999 was called.

During a nearly identical incident in Seattle in July, an attempted arachnid arsonist tried killing a spider that was on the loose in his laundry room by dousing it with spray paint and igniting it with a lighter.

The fire in Wales was extinguished and no one was hurt.

"We attended an incident in Kenfig Hill at 11.57am today to extinguish a small fire at the rear of a property due to the occupant attempting to remove a spider from a rear window by initially spraying the insect with an aerosol and then proceeding to light it," a spokeswoman for South Wales Fire and Rescue told Wales Online.

"There are more conventional ways of getting rid of insects," the spokeswoman added.

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