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'Fire Challenge' Leaves Girl, 12, With Burns Over Half Her Body

2018-08-21 20:49
A 12-year-old Michigan girl was sent to the hospital on Aug. 17 for burns she sustained while taking part in the so-called “fire challenge.” Timiyah Landers became engulfed in flames while she and her friends were imitating a video they saw on YouTube, her mother told Fox2 in Detroit. Brandi Owens, her mother, stated that she heard an explosion and saw her daughter "running up [a] hallway on fire from her knees to her hair,” the report said. Owens’s fiancee took the girl to the bathtub and sprayed her with water. Then, Timiyah was sent to the hospital, and her family said that nearly 50 percent of her body was burned.