Heh, I had a rat burn down my boathouse last year. He chewed through the water pump wire and caught on fire, proceeding to run into a wall and caught the whole damn thing on fire.
The only reason I know this is because we found the wires chewed on, and the skeleton of a rat on the other side of the boat house where the fire started. If I didnt have 10K worth of boating equipment in there I would have found it funny as all hell.
More than anything else, soldering is the reason that I take on projects that I don't think I can do. It seems more of an addiction than a necessity, though I have had my dash catch on fire cause I am a dummy. Aftermarket headlights, my headlight switch caught on fire. Be careful, that **** sucks, and it will always happen when you don't want it to, like on a date.