There's a reason parents tell their children: "Don't play with fire." So why have so many of us not gotten the point by the time we're adults? Allow us to give you the news flash: Fire is dangerous -- and if you're using it around your house, it is even more so.
A man in California recently tried to remove some cobwebs from his backyard using a blowtorch. The photos you see above were the result. Oh, but the genius doesn't stop there. Click through our gallery to see the bright ideas homeowners and others had that ended in their dwellings being burned to the ground.
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