Why You Should Never Clean Cobwebs with a Blowtorch

Here's reasons no. 1, 2 and 3 for never ever cleaning cobwebs off your house with a blowtorch:

Authorities said Galen Winchell set fire to his home on Smith Road in Sargent around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday as he cleaned cobwebs from exterior eaves with a blowtorch. Winchell noticed the blaze when he saw smoke pouring from the attic.

http://www.cbs46.com/news/17919628/detail.html?taf=lnta#- - Thanks t!

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Well, here's the reasoning. The eaves themselves are likely metal, and there would have been very little exposed wood. It's probably not the first time he's done it, so he thinks he knows what he's doing. He accidentally gets too close to something flammable, and the rest is history.

I'm sure he won't be trying that again.
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