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Fire Challenge, Where Teens Set Themselves on Fire and Shoot Video, Spreads Online

Research Medical Center August 01, 2014

A dangerous dare that could end up in your child's social media feed is spreading online. Young people are setting themselves on fire and taking videos of what happens next. The hashtag, #firechallenge, is all over social media like Instagram and Twitter with disturbing videos of people on fire.

"It is dangerous. Second and third degree burns require surgical removal of those dead layers of skin that are hurt by the burns and this is followed with skin grafting."

– Grossman Burn Center at Research Medical Center

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