LANCASTER, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man trying to scare away opossums by setting a fire has destroyed his home, CBS News reported.
The news reported the row house blaze on May 10 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.
Source: CBS News