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By Anonymous / Tuesday 1 January 2013 18:23 / United States
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I'll take that wager! Seeing as it was common sense not to do it the first time, who's to say he won't have the urge to say, "hey, maybe it'll work next time!"

Remember the first basic law of physics: What goes up must come down. Be grateful nobody was hurt and only the roof was damaged (I assume).

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Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

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22, first that's not exactly karma, secondly, why would it cost more to repair a different roof? Oh and lastly, nice thread jacking there

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It would cost more because he would need to pay for both the roof repair and the legal costs, in addition to fines and community service.

Yeah...YDI. In the land of shake shingle roofs, we know all about how firecrackers/fireworks can be deadly. Trouble is, too many idiots don't get it,-- still. Adding you to the list.

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A smouldering piece of firecracker could have taken hours to set a fire, especially if it was damp outdoors. Fires can spread pretty quickly, but the type of roof is also a factor. Less likely to spread as fast on a tin roof - but once it found some kindling? Off it went. My neighbour's roof caught fire last fall because the neighbour behind her was burning things in a wood stove in his yard (one he isn't supposed to have, according to by-laws) - a tiny spark landed in her gutters, which hadn'

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If it burned slow/low enough... It could just smolder through the night. especially if they live somewhere damp.

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