Man sets fire to house

A man set his house on fire by trying to smoke out wasps.

Man sets fire to house

A man set his house on fire by trying to smoke out wasps.

Three fire crews were called to the rental property on Glasseys Road, near Southbridge - 50km south of Christchurch in England - at around 6.40pm yesterday (21.04.16) after a man tried to destroy a nest using a makeshift blowtorch made with a spray can and lighter.

Southbridge senior firefighter Ben Wilson said: "It's a bit of a shock that someone might have done that. It's a good time to remember that aerosol cans and lighters are not a safe approach to any form of blowtorch.

"There was potential to lose the house, there was nothing stopping it completely engulfing the house in flames."

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