LEXINGTON, Ky - The “fire challenge” has shown up on several Internet sites, and many teenagers have acted.
One 15-year-old in Lexington, Kentucky found out the hard way exactly how devastating it can be.
"I just poured alcohol on it, and lit it, and it just automatically went and burst," he told WKYT-TV.
The effects were immediate, and devastating. "Unbearable," he began. "Literally after it got put out it was already blistering."
CBS Cleveland reports some of the online video’s show teenagers using aerosol cans to spray themselves before they set themselves ablaze.
Cops remind the kids are not just endangering themselves.
Anytime fire is involved it can spread quickly, causing damage or injury to anyone or anything nearby.
Police in Lexington are investigating.