Man battling wasps accidentally burns down garage

Wednesday, July 05, 2017 12:59PM
Firefighters warned homeowners to exercise caution when using bug bombs.


GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Michigan - He was just trying to get rid of the wasps.

Authorities said a Michigan man had fireworks in his garage when it caught fire, but that wasn't what started the blaze.

The homeowner was using a bug bomb to try to get rid of some wasps when there was an electric spark, leading to a fire which engulfed the garage.

The fireworks ended up catching on fire, too. Popping sounds could be heard as firefighters worked to put out the blaze.

Officials said when you use bug bombs, always unplug all your electric appliances, or something like this could happen.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

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