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NC man burns down shed while blowtorching spider webs

Stock photo of spider webs (Thinkstock)

Stock photo of spider webs (Thinkstock)

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. – A North Carolina man has burned down a shed while blowtorching spider webs, according to the Hickory Daily Record.

A 74-year-old Iredell County man was using a blowtorch to remove the webs from a shed near his home Wednesday when it happened.

No injuries were reported, but the man estimated about $25,000 worth of damage to tools and equipment. He said he also lost a 100-pound filleted catfish that he caught.

It took firefighters about 20 minutes to have the situation under control. The fire may have started when one of two propane tanks stored in the shed exploded.