A woman is facing arson charges after she set fire to her own home – to kill a spider.
Ginny Griffith, 34, is reported in a police summary to have used a cigarette lighter to set a pile of towels on fire after seeing the spider.
Five fire units were sent to her home in Hutchinson, Kansas, to deal with the blaze which quickly got out of control, according to KWCH12.
Deputy chief Doug Hanen, from the Kansas fire department, said officers found light smoke coming from the woman’s half of the duplex apartment and clothing smouldering inside the doorway.
They found multiple other points of ignition for the blaze, which was brought under control in minutes.
Griffiths was arrested for aggravated arson.