Passed on this little lesson today.
Gasoline is flammable. It is also not a good idea to attempt to increase the amount of fire in your charcoal grill by holding a can of gas over the flames and pouring it on.
Was anybody seriously hurt or were you able to pass this information on before anything bad happened?
Somehow they thought gas was like the lighter fluid some people use on charcoal grills, but in a very brain hurty twist they also thought it couldn't catch fire. If this makes no sense to you, it doesn't to me, either.
Fortunately for everyone involved, I came across this group, which was mostly the new young people who moved in downstairs and a few of their friends, before anything happened. I noticed the gas can and gently inquired as to why it was there. Once informed of their plans, I'm afraid I turned into a little mother hen, and all adulty and serious, and managed to talk them out of it.
I guess they'd all seen charcoal fires lit before, but never really paid attention.
Since they've already had the fire department here once and they've only been in the place three weeks, I'm very happy I happened to walk by them.
Oh, and I got a very good hamburger as thanks!