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Teenage Girl Suffers Severe Burns as Result of “Fire Challenge”

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According to a recent report in Maclean’s, Generation Z is smarter than boomers and morefire challenge ambitious than Millenials, but if that’s true, then why are so many of them setting themselves on fire?

Teens of all ages have been filming themselves being set on fire as part of something called the Fire Challenge, where kids pour alcohol all over themselves then set themselves on fire.

A 12 year old girl was severely burned as part of the challenge. Daisy Schumer of Missouri explained to local affiliate KFVS how another girl set her on fire.

“This person poured the perfume on my stomach and then I told her to stop and then she lit the lighter and I was rolling on the ground trying to get it out and it burn,” she said

Schumer says being set on fire has changed her summer plans.

“[I can’t] go outside, [go] swimming,” Schumer told the news station.

Schumer is now warning other kids not to set themselves on fire as part of the fire challenge.

“Don’t do it,” Schumer said.

Firefighters say they’re worried about the trend set by the fire challenge.

“These kids are starting to challenge themselves more and more in a very dangerous way,” Battalion Chief Mark Starnes said.

Local 10 reports that an 11 year old boy was also recently injured as part of the Fire Challenge.

Derick Robinson of Florida says after being shown a video of other kids setting themselves on fire, he wanted to do it.

Keyesta Pouch, the boy’s mother, says she was in another room asleep when she heard her son’s screams.

Robinson was rushed to the hospital and says his message to other kids who may be tempted by the challenge is not to play the game.

“Some people die from it, and it (hurts) real bad,” he said.