On January 7, 2018, a man in Redding, CA, thought he had a brilliant plan: exterminate an unwanted wolf spider in his apartment by setting it on fire. He successfully torched the spider – but as it died, it ran across his mattress. It lit up, and soon the whole apartment was engulfed in flames. Fortunately, firefighters put out the blaze before it consumed the entire building. The fire caused an estimated $11,000 in damages.