Teens setting themselves on fire, posting videos online

MICHIGAN — A disturbing new trend among teens is spreading like wildfire on social media.

It’s called ‘The Fire Challenge’ where teens spread rubbing alcohol all over their bodies before setting themselves on fire.

They typically do it in the shower in case the fire spreads so they can put it out. But doctors and emergency officials are warning that the challenge can be dangerous and even deadly.

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5 comments

  • Marilyn

    Whatever happened to board games? If these little freaks want the dark side, At least be safe and use a ouija board!
    Not smart on you Fox17 for putting up a video demonstration of that weirdo setting itself on fire either!!!!
    With that kinky hair, It was lucky it didn’t turn into a human torch!
    Only truly mentally ill people would pull this-
    Sick!

  • Brandine Butlicker

    I guess if they didn’t have the internet to give them a platform for doing this then they might have a reason to do this.

    No one would see it. There would be no reason to do it. So…. take their cellphones away.

    Parenting: imagine that.