Perhaps there would be more danger, because short circuits are the more common.
As long as you keep a piece of fuse wire across the gap, there is no danger from short circuits.
But if it were not for fuses, there would be about as much danger of houses being set on fire by short circuits as by arcs.
The biggest job was checking all the broken leads to make sure there weren't any short circuits anywhere.
Short circuits simultaneous on scores of points over wide area.
Crashes of thunder broke over our heads and flashes of lightning swished around us as if the air was filled with short circuits.
Care should be taken not to get short circuits by allowing two wires to touch the tin base.
Before the overcharge is made the cells should be carefully inspected for short circuits and other abnormal conditions.
If this fails to bring the gravity of the cell up to normal, the cells should be examined for short circuits.
When it comes to dynamos or transformers, short circuits and inversion of poles can be easily managed.