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Man Sets House on Fire While Trying to Remove Wasp Nest

08/09/2017 at 2:44 | CBC
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A Canadian man trying to remove a wasp nest inside of his home wound up setting his house on fire instead. The CBC reports that the unnamed homeowner "poured gasoline on a nest and set it on fire," which then spread to the home itself. Thankfully, the blaze didn’t cause too much damage, although firefighters had to remove siding, break a wall and spray water into the frame to snuff out embers that had fallen into the wall. "Applying gas and lighting it would not be recommended at any time," says Thunder Bay Fire Rescue district chief John Kaplanis, adding that pest control professionals or insect repellents are better. "Things can go wrong in a hurry."