Man Sets Fire to House in Home-Cooked Heat Treatment Attempt

The New Jersey man was attempting to rid himself of a bed bug infestation with a space heater, a hair dryer and a heat gun, NBC Philadelphia reports.

June 28, 2013

WOODBURY, N.J. - There's a reason heat treatments ought to be performed by professionals: a New Jersey man set his home on fire while trying to kill bed bugs with a space heater, hair dryer and a heat gun, NBC Philadelphia reports.

The homeowner, unidentified by authorities, and four firefighters suffered minor injuries in the fire. Indeed, the New Jersey Health Department recommends hiring a well-trained and licensed PMP.

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