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Man burned down home after using blowtorch to burn spider webs

By Mason White 4:16 PM October 18, 2017
Burned mobile home
Burned mobile home
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) A man who wanted to destroy spiderwebs and spiders with a blowtorch burned down his own home, according to police in Arizona.

The Tucson Police Department said that they are investigating the incident, which unfolded late in the evening on Sunday.

The Tucson Fire Department received a call at around 9:15 p.m., on a report of a mobile home on fire in the 4000 block of East Blacklidge Drive.

Firefighters who arrived at the scene found an elderly woman lying on the ground near the burning mobile home.

It took eleven minutes for the 23 firefighters to extinguish the flames.

The woman who was carried out of the home by her son suffered minor injuries.

No other injuries were reported.

The fire damaged only the mobile home.

The Red Cross helped relocated the mother and son who were living in the mobile home.

During questioning, the son told police that he used a blowtorch to get rid of spiders and spider webs under the mobile home.

While burning the spider webs, the home caught on fire.