The Redding Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that left an apartment uninhabitable Sunday afternoon.
Redding firefighters said residents tried to kill a spider using a torch lighter.
The fire wasn't enough to completely destroy the apartment, but the extent of the damage has forced the residents to move out.
While on fire, the spider reportedly darted toward a mattress, which quickly caught on fire. Although they managed to extinguish the fire on the mattress, it had already spread to a flag collection and drapes in the bedroom, reported the news website. The blaze was extinguished in less than 20 minutes.
The residents tried to put the fire out with a garden hose, but were unsuccessful, fire officials said.
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No one was injured, however, the fire did cause about $11,000 in damage.
Wisegarver said the men had been talking for some time about moving out of the apartment prior to the fire.
This guy from California falls firmly into the latter group, because when he spotted a large spider in his bedroom, he decided the best course of action was to pull out his trusty torch lighter and burn the little bugger. The residents will now have to find another place to live.
Firefighters could be seen removing wet clothing, as they attempted to mop up after the fire.
"We'll make it work", she said.