Homemade flamethrower used to kill cockroaches sparks apartment fire in Centralia
CENTRALIA, Wash. -- Fire officials in Centralia say a resident sparked a small fire in an apartment while trying to kill cockroaches with a homemade flamethrower. Fire crews were called to the apartment Monday morning after receiving a report of a commercial structure fire. By the time firefighters arrived, the resident had extinguished the flames. No one was injured, firefighters said.