Fire Challenge Burning Teens–CT Fire Chiefs Speak Out
FOX CT | Manchester, Connecticut – fire chiefs are trying to get the word out about a dangerous new activity that some teens are trying out. Videos on YouTube are revealing a disturbing trend: the so-called fire challenge.
The “fire challenge” involves teenagers pouring an ignitable liquid, often rubbing alcohol, on their bare skin and then lighting themselves on fire. The photos and video taken by a witness are subsequently uploaded to various social media sites.
A safety alert originating from the New Jersey Office of the State Fire Marshal was circulated to the Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association Monday.
UPDATE August 5, 2014 | 9:00AM
The Fire Challenge: What really happens when it goes wrong
Saludify – Here at Saludify we’ve reported on a number of crazy trends in the teenage world, most of them having some angle of danger and stupidity, and all of them leaving us shaking our heads wondering what today’s youth has come to. Few of them, however, sound as foolish or can compare to the new Fire Challenge.
If you haven't heard of it, the Fire Challenge presents volunteers with a simple goal: don’t get burned. Then, an individual must take off his or her shirt, douse their body in a flammable liquid and light themselves on fire. The “challenge” is to put the fire out before it burns up all the liquid ad then starts burning the skin.
'Fire Challenge' injures teens - HLN.com
A dangerous 'Fire Challenge' trend has popped up on social media. Videos of teens dousing themselves with an accelerant, then lighting themselves on fire can be found on Facebook and YouTube.
Both male and female injury reports are coming in from all around the country of life threatening injuries. Parents, talk with your kids about the dangers of this stunt, fire in general, and the severe consequences this has.
- State fire official warns of dangers of 'Fire Challenge' game – Fort Morgan Times
- 'Dumb Idea': Teen Burned in Fire Challenge Warns Others - ABC News
- 12 Year Old Latest Victim of Bizarre Internet Trend "The Fire Challenge" - NewsBreaker.com
- New "Fire challenge" video spurs warnings - WFLA.com
- Dangerous 'Fire Challenge' trend spreads online - HLN
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