Fire Challenge Adds New Victims: Parents need to ask themselves ‘how stupid is my kid?’

According to the Maryland Fire Marshal potentially deadly activity has been causing several victims to receive serious burn injuries resulting from pouring a liquid accelerant on their body and setting themselves on fire. The “Fire Challenge” is performed in front of a camera to be placed on social media sites for viewing and sharing with the world.

The seriousness of this stunt has rendered a call to parents and teenagers alike to discuss the potential effects of this activity. Several emergency rooms across the country have reported receiving victims with significant burn injuries to their upper torso and extremities. A 15 year-old male succumbed to his injuries in Buffalo, NY as a direct result of the activity.