- Associated Press - Thursday, May 4, 2017

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man trying to scare away opossums by setting a fire has destroyed his home.

LNP reports (https://bit.ly/2pM3Xg8 ) the row house blaze on Wednesday in Lancaster began when a man used butane to light a pile of leaves in his backyard. The man apparently hoped the smoke would help rid him of the marsupials, which are known for playing dead.

A city fire marshal says the fire got out of control and spread to the home, which was built of wood.

The building was condemned. Three people were displaced as a result of the fire, which did $50,000 in damage. A firefighter required hospital treatment for a shoulder injury.

Officials say the man had problems with bees also.

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Information from: LNP, https://lancasteronline.com

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