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Resident tries to kill cockroaches with homemade flamethrower; starts small fire

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CENTRALIA, WA - Fire officials in Centralia say a resident sparked a small fire in an apartment while trying to kill cockroaches with a homemade flamethrower.
    
Fire crews were called to the apartment on Monday morning after receiving a report of a commercial structure fire.
    
By the time firefighters arrived, the resident had extinguished the flames. No one was injured.
    
A preliminary investigation found that the resident was using bug spray and a lighter to create a flamethrower for killing cockroaches. That sparked the fire.
    
It's not clear whether any cockroaches were actually killed in the process.
 

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