A man who almost burned his house to the ground had been trying to kill a SPIDER using spray paint and a lighter.
Fire crews in Seattle managed to put out the blaze at a house in the west of the city on Tuesday night, but not before it caused $60,000 worth of damage.
When asked about the cause of the fire, the man living at the property told officials he had been trying to kill a spider in his laundry room using spray paint and a lighter.
he wall caught fire before the blaze spread through the house, local broadcaster Kiro7 reports.
The Red Cross is said to be supporting the man who can no longer live in his home while repairs are carried out.