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Man trying to kill spider with flame, spray causes house fire

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Firefighters put out a fire at a home in west Seattle after a man set it on fire trying to kill a spider with spray and a lighter. (Source: KIRO/CBS) Firefighters put out a fire at a home in west Seattle after a man set it on fire trying to kill a spider with spray and a lighter. (Source: KIRO/CBS)

SEATTLE (KIRO/CBS) - A house tenant trying to kill a spider using a lighter and spray can set the home on fire, according to a fire department official.

The room caught on fire and quickly spread to the attic, tearing through the roof of the west Seattle home.

Firefighters got the flames out and quickly learned how it started.

Neighbors were told to go back inside because of concerns about ammunition in the house.

They also hosed down their own houses hoping the fire wouldn't spread.

"I saw the flames coming out the side of the house and popping sounds," neighbor Sue Green said. "I feel bad for the guy and his mom. I'm just glad no one got hurt."

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