Would-be cleaners take note: A blowtorch is not a good substitute for a broom.

Coweta County authorities say Galen Winchell set fire to his west Georgia home Wednesday as he cleaned cobwebs from exterior eaves with a blowtorch. Winchell noticed the blaze when he saw smoke pouring from the attic.

Local fire investigator James Gantt says the fire was confined to one part of the house, but the entire home had smoke and water damage.

No one was hurt.