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The News Minute| June 29, 2014| 8.30 pm IST

A woman in the US has been arrested after she tried to kill a spider with fire. Ginny M. Griffith, 34, from Hutchinson, Kansas, was arrested Friday on an arson charge after fire tenders had to be called in to extinguish the blaze she started to kill the spider. 

The woman told the police that she had used a cigarette lighter to set some towels on fire to kill the arachnid. Fire-fighters managed to bring the blaze under control within minutes.

Despite the fire causing no structural damage, Griffith was arrested for aggravated arson as the other half of the house where the fire took place was occupied.

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