Man sets house on fire trying to kill spider

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SEATTLE, WA (July 17, 2014) – A Seattle man trying to kill a spider caused serious damage to his house.

Officials say the man used a can of spray paint and a lighter in an effort to kill the arachnid, according to KPTV.

He ended up sparking a fire that caused $60,000 worth of damage.

And it may all have been for nothing because according to KPTV it is unclear if the spider died in the fire.