A Lincoln flat went up in flames when the owner tried to clear a wasps nest with a makeshift flamethrower.
Crews from Lincoln North fire station attended the blaze in a flat on Edendale Gardens at around 5pm on Sunday, July 21.
They used a hose reel the extinguish the fire after the occupier used an ignited aerosol on the wasps’ nest in the cavity wall.
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said: “Please never do this. Contact a pest controller.”