Miller, who managed to flee the home before firefighters arrived, said the flame of the propane torch had been on the water pipe for only a few minutes.
"I've done it a hundred times and never had a problem," Miller said.
Mosher said damage to the house was about several thousand dollars.
"You have a hard enough time and then something like this happens," Miller said.
Lima is about 70 miles southwest of Toledo.
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