Thankfully, no one was injured or killed in the blaze.
The house itself was not so lucky, with the blaze causing damage to the second storey and attic of the building.
Firefighters believe the blowtorch ignited some flammable material through a crack in the bricks.
The incident reminded fire officials of popular memes circulated online showing homes fully engulfed in flames with anti-spider sentiments like: "There was a spider, I panicked".
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The clubhouse building where the collapse happened is a common area within the complex and was built in 2004, Slann said. From there, the homeowner's association will determine how to rebuild the clubhouse to make it safe for all residents.
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The fire department have since issued an appeal on Facebook for people to avoid using this method, they wrote: 'Please don't use a blowtorch to kill spiders'.
According to firefighters, the man sprinted out of the house and called the fire brigade after his attempt to solve his creepy crawly problem went horribly wrong.
The Fresno man was housesitting for his parents when he found black widows, ABC 30 reported.
The black widow spider gets its name from its mating behavior.