This JUST happaned at a university no less. Most likely a union company too, although the name wasn't listed.ive seen pro's catch a roof on fire. I agree.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30606755&l=ae29f787fa&id=1565707105I do have to use torch on now and again about 10/15% of my work and i agree with Grumpy with the numbers game the more you do the more likely you will start a fire!
The last one i did was a garage roof, we stripped off the old felt and boards, new boards down and started to lay the torch on, next minite there was smoke comming out of the soffits, i had to rip up the felt and boards to get the fire extinguisher in it, the first extinguisher didnt work and lucky that i had a small hand one to save the day.
It turned out there was an old wasp nest in the brick caverty and the flame must of caught it!!!
It was that easy to do, if i can persude the h/o to have epdm i do.
P.S. I always wanted to be a fireman when i was a kid, now i not so sure!!!