Man using torch to kill weeds sets garage on fire

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  May 25, 2018 at 10:51 AM
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May 25 (UPI) -- Authorities in Ohio said a man attempting to use a torch to kill weeds in his yard ended up setting his garage on fire.

Springfield Township firefighters said crews were called to the Clark County home about 4 a.m. Thursday and arrived to find the garage engulfed in flames.

Firefighters said the homeowner told investigators he was trying to kill the weeds around his detached garage with a torch and the structure caught fire accidentally.

No injuries were reported from the blaze. The flames did not spread to any other structures.

The garage was considered a total loss, with damage estimated at $10,000-$15,000.

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