TENNESSEE — The #FireChallenge involves dousing yourself or others in a flammable liquid and then setting that liquid on fire.
Just days ago, a 12-year-old in Michigan suffered second-degree burns all over his body after attempted the "fire challenge."
This challenge appears to have started in 2012, but is gaining popularity now.
A spokesperson from the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s said the challenge carries potentially tragic and possibly criminal consequences for all involved.
The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office shared the following fire safety tips for adults who have children at home:
Currently, there are no known incidents of the fire challenge in the Mid-South, but it’s a good idea for parents to stay vigilant and be prepared.
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