Man trying to kill spider caused house fire

A spider walks through its web in front of the moon. (Ian Waldie, Getty Images)
A spider walks through its web in front of the moon. (Ian Waldie, Getty Images)
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Updated: 7/16 9:29 am

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Fire Department says a man using a spray paint can and a lighter to try and kill a spider started a West Seattle fire that caused $60,000 worth of damage.

A fire spokesman says no injuries were reported.

The Red Cross is providing temporary shelter for the home's two residents.

 

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