FRESNO, CA (KFSN/CNN) - A man in Fresno, California went way overboard trying to kill black widow spiders in his parents' home
He accidentally started a house fire after using a blowtorch to kill the spiders Tuesday night.
He was house-sitting for his parents at the time.
Firefighters say he made it out safely and no one was hurt.
More than two dozen firefighters responded and put out the fire which damaged the second-story and the attic.