House destroyed killing ants

Man burns house trying to kill ants

A Maine man accidentally torched his parents’ home over the weekend while trying to exterminate ants. Investigators with the state fire marshal’s office said this week that 21-year-old Devon Doucette was trying to incinerate the ants with wooden matches when he inadvertently ignited combustible material that caused flames to rapidly envelope the Old Orchard Beach home.  While Doucette escaped with his life and his parents weren’t home at the time of the blaze, three family pets weren’t as lucky. Two cats and a dog were killed in the fire.