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Man sets fire to a home while trying to smoke out a wasp nest

Common Wasp With Fly, by Roy Rimmer

Common Wasp With Fly, by Roy Rimmer

A man who was trying to smoke out a wasp nest inadvertently set fire to a house.

As he was trying to get rid of the infestation the timber cladding of the home caught fire.

Fire crews from Ossett and Wakefield were called to the blaze, on The Wheatings, Ossett, at 8.30pm on Monday.

A Wakefield fire station spokesman said: “We managed to save the roof by removing the affected timber and gaining access to the roof space to extinguish the fire.”

 
 
 

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