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FRESNO, Calif. (CBS) — A creepy-crawly discovery in California ended with a house-sitter setting his parents’ house on fire.

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The incident happened Tuesday night in Fresno.

Fire officials say the man was trying to kill spiders, but instead of using a shoe or rolled up newspaper, he used a blow torch.

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The man got out safely, but the house sustained damage to its second floor and attic.