A person trying to exterminate black widows with a homemade open-flame torch ignited a fire Friday afternoon that damaged a home's garage in central Fresno, a Fire Department spokeswoman said.
No one was injured in the fire, reported at 3:28 p.m., on the 2400 block of West Fountain Way.
The torch ignited a combustible material, causing the fire. No damage estimate was available.
The fire displaced five adults.