Not really sure why anyone was worried, the worst that could have happened was a circuit breaker tripped.
Electric things don't just burst into flames and they wont shock you unless you're touching bare metal. Its science not magic.
Common sense goes a long way, I'm glad you fixed it yourself and didn't resort to calling a 'professional'.
I have worked with electronics all my life and believe me they can just burst into flames.
With that said yes common sense goes a long long way.