Friend blames me for house fire

I suspect this is a troll but I also can believe it. I once had an employee explain to me why he was late:
Me: why are you late? Him: I had to wait for the fire department to put out my house Me: Why was the house on fire? Him: It spread from the garage Me: Why was the garage on fire? Him: THe car sorta caught fire Me: THis sounds good. Go on. Him: It wouldn't start (tapping foot sound) Him: It was cold and we decided to preheat the cars oil (more foot tapping sounds) Him: The gasoline we used to light the charcoal under the oil pan kinda exploded.......
True story.
I helped a friend roof his house in December. The weather was cold but we got the new shingles on. A few days later there were high winds and 20 or so shingles ripped off the roof. I checked and found the self adhesive pads on the shingles were not sticking because it was too cold. I told him we needed to heat the roof to make them stick. We replaced the missing shingles, and I tried a hair dryer to heat them. That was too slow, and was not making them stick very good. I told him we needed a faster method, and suggested using gasoline, and told him it was safe as long as it was spread thin enough. I took two 5 gallon cans of gasoline and brushed it on the whole roof with a large broom. I got on the ladder so I could get off the roof fast, and I tossed a match and let it burn. I figured it would burn fast because of the gas being spread so thinly, and would go out in a few seconds, but would create enough heat to make the shingles stick. Instead the whole roof went up in flames and the house burned to the ground. My friend is blaming me for the fire, and has even said he is going to sue me, and called the police saying it was arson. It's not my fault, I already know what went wrong. Some of the gasoline ran into roof vents and right after I set it on fire the winds picked up. The winds blew the fire into the vents and ignited the gasoline that dripped in there, and that started the attic on fire. The weather is what caused the fire, not me. I do think that maybe I should have put duct tape on the vents, but I never thought the winds would pick up right after I started the fire. He's being a real jerk about it. This is the last time I help a friend. I shouldn't even call this guy a friend, because he's an asshole. But if he wants to lose a friend over a stupid house, that's his right. I already told him he needed a new house anyhow, and pointed out to him how old, crappy, and run down his house was. But he is just being a total ass, and so is his wife. I wont help him ever again with anything.
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I'm sure that won't hurt his feelings.
And one again, you show how you know nothing about ANYTHING!!

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On Sun, 18 Jul 2004 00:06:08 -0400, "Stormin Mormon"
Didn't Brigham Young tell you not to go trolling..?
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wrote:

I doubt that...as Mr Young according to what I have read, went trolling all the time...for young men.

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I kind of doubt that. The poor bastard had sixteen wives... Can you IMAGINE the political infighting that must have gone on in that house? He'd have no time to troll for young men, even if he wanted them.
"You like her better than me..." "You bought her a prettier dress" "Why do you treat HER son better than mine?" "Do I look fat in this dress?"
Gah! I'd either go insane or suicide within a year.
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