My roommates were using Tin Foil under the stove burner to prevent the base from getting messy. One instance when I was cooking soup, the contents spilled onto the base covered by the tin foil. The contents started to burn and I saw flames. Tin foil has a very high melting point. I can't remember if I saw a hole in the tin foil but it definitely looked like the foil burned. In either case, I need to establish the conclusion whether or not this poses a health hazard as a result of the burning tin foil and whether the tin foil in the stove top poses a fire hazard. My roommate argued that because the base and the foil are both metals, the contents that spilt would have burned anyway. This is soup that we're talking about and I don't think the contents would have burned if they foil had not been there. Thank you!