I've seen an indescribable amount of posts in which people tell stories of burning the carpet. I smoke outside, so it's not a problem. I use one of the Walgreens coil stoves to heat my coals out in the garage on the tool bench.
Anyways, my stepdad put the grill in front of the tool bench and I had to reach over it to pull the coals off. My tongs slipped as I picked up and I dropped my very first coal onto a 'stick' laying right behind the burner.
It was only when I heard a hissing noise. It wasn't a stick. I dropped the coal directly onto a praying mantis and about pissed myself when I saw it. I would have gotten a picture of the huge burn mark on it but my girlfriend took it away before I passed out lol.