Ohio homeowner burns down garage in attempt to kill weeds


SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio homeowner trying to kill troublesome weeds with a torch burned down his garage.

The Springfield News-Sun reports Springfield Township firefighters in central Ohio were called to a home about 4 a.m. today for a detached garage engulfed in flames.

No one was injured.

Fire officials learned the man had been trying to eliminate weeds around the garage. They’re calling the blaze an accident.

Within the garage were tools and appliances. Fire officials estimate the loss at between $10,000 and $15,000.

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